Rainbow Agate Cabochons

These Rainbow Agate Cabochon from West Java have some wonderful bands of light red, greenish yellow and greenish translucent. Often called the “earth rainbow”, it is formed with bands of microscopic quartz crystals, though the color of agate varies depending on the type, this popular stone long remarked for its beauty can be identified by its signature bands and translucent luster. Agate forms as a result of igneous rock marrying with the silica deposits in groundwater. The colorful bands that give the semi-precious stone its trademark bands are layers of agate deposits that develop on top of each other. West Java Rainbow Agate is one of the most highly praised banded agate in the world. It is known for its extremely tight banding and vibrant shades of colors.

Historically, Agate was used as healing amulets and ornamentation dating back to Babylon. Rainbow Agate is a healing stone for body, mind and spirit. It can increase concentration, honesty and memory. Rainbow Agate also protects the wearer from psychic attack, thereby preventing negative energy from harming you. They are beautiful to look at and will make a lovely, subtle addition to any jewelry collection.