Agate is one of the oldest healing stones in existence today. In ancient civilizations, it was used in the breastplates of armor to bring warriors strength and make them victorious in battle. Agate jewelry is thought to be very protective and healing, making agate bracelets the perfect amulet or talisman. Agate is said to keep you energized and empowered, feeling positive and uplifted.
Agate enhances creativity and strengthens the intellect, making it a beneficial stone for both artists and students. It is also known as a good luck stone. As a stone of harmony, one of the things agate does is balance yin/yang energy. Agate's most noticeable properties overall are balancing yin/yang energy, courage, protection, healing, and calming. Historically, it was placed in water for cooking or drinking to dispel sickness.