Grape Agate Crystals
The Grape Agate gemstone is one of the most recent finds in the world of crystals, the first known specimens were just found in 2016. Although the crystal is called Grape Agate, these are properly identified as Botryoidal Purple Chalcedony. Botryoidal means round tiny sphere shaped crystals that have naturally formed together.
Chalcedony is not scientifically a mineral species, instead, it’s a form of Quartz in microcrystalline form. Chalcedony is a cryptocrystalline form of silica, composed of small fine intergrowths of quartz and morganite.
Chalcedony has a waxy luster, and may be semi transparent or translucent. It can assume a wide range of colors, but those most commonly seen are white to gray, grayish-blue or a shade of brown ranging from pale to nearly black. Read more below!
What Is Grape Agate?
Grape Agate is a great unique name, but it’s not scientifically accurate. It’s really a Chalcedony, not a Agate. It has beautiful purple aggregates, these are tiny quartz crystals with a spherical (botryoidal) habit. The name reflects the beautiful purple colors and how they occur in clusters that resemble a bunch of grapes.
The "grapes" of these specimens are very small. They range between 2-8 millimeters across. Although purple is the best color to match the "grape" name, some specimens have grapes that are blue, green, gray, and white.
Where Can You Find Grape Agate?
Grape Agate is a gemstone that is not found in many places. In fact, it’s very rare versus many other crystals. As of 2023, this crystal has only been found in two locations.
These crystals were found in the Mamuju area, near the western coast of Sulawesi, this is an island of Indonesia. They’ve also been found West of the Green River in Utah.
Grape Agate Meaning
The main meaning of Grape Agate is focused around ascending to higher planes of consciousness. It is a crystal with properties that can bring clarity, greater intuition and a deeper sense of your purpose in life.
For healing properties, Grape Agate can benefit your emotional, metaphysical, and spiritual state.These benefits may range from reduced stress to elevated spiritual abilities, it can also help with chakra balancing. Whether you decide to use Grape Agate in a beautiful bracelet or necklace, for meditation, for healing or spiritual growth, this gemstone is one you may want to turn to on a regular basis.