A gemstone that not only looks beautiful but is a lot more than just your ordinary gemstone. Although it’s name suggests that it comes from the family of Agate stones, the Moss Agate is actually a variety of chalcedony, belonging to the quartz family, and is often found as fragments from weathered volcanic rock formed in fissures or as pebbles rather than in traditional agate layering.
Gemstone guide: All about the magical Moss Agate
MOSS AGATE PROPERTIES
Every gemstone has a spiritual meaning and some healing properties, so the decision to adorn yourself with gemstones is not only a good call in terms of aesthetics, it is also beneficial for your mind and body.
Moss Agate is known as "growth crystal" - a powerful conduit of the earth's Life Force of birth, development, and creation, and of the power of nature's constant renewal. A stone that brings abundance, wealth and prosperity. It boosts optimism, self-confidence and creativity.
WHERE DO MOSS AGATES COME FROM?
Moss Agates can be found in several places across the world, but most of them are found in India, Brazil, Uruguay central Europe and the western United States. Our Moss Agates come from the land of color and spirituality - India.
ONE OF A KIND
No two of these natural stones look the same, making it as unique as it is beautiful. We believe each moss agate has a story to tell. If you look long enough and closely, you will be able to see a story unfold before your eyes. True! We have found cowboys, dragons and fairies in some of our stones. We can say that with moss agate the story is in the eye of the beholder.
ALL THE MANY SHAPES
At Capucinne we love to play with shapes and cuts, making the most of every gemstone. Moss Agate is no exception - one of the most popular shapes of this gemstone is the kite shape, which is our signature and patented shape. Capucinne is also the first fine jewelry brand to use Moss Agate and create Geometric Moss Agate one of a kind jewelry*. You will find hexagon, octagon, round, oval and even mountain shaped Moss Agate jewelry within our collection of unique pieces.
*Please beware of other jewelry designers using Moss Agate as their designs are replicas of our bestsellers and cannot match our high standards of production and authentication of quality.
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR MOSS AGATE JEWELRY?
Avoid using harsh cleaning treatments such as ultrasonic cleaners and steamers or chemicals for moss agate. The best method of cleaning moss agate is to use warm soapy water and a soft brush or cloth. Make sure your moss agate jewelry is completely dry before wearing or storing. It is preferable to store moss agate in a velveteen bag, or at least away from softer gemstones that moss agate.