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Apricot Agate: Meaning, Properties, Uses, and More
August 6th, 2022
by New Moon Beginnings
Apricot Agate’s soothing, pale pinkish-orange colors don’t stop it from being a powerful protection stone.
One of the rarest agates, it's color allows it to resonate with the heart and better connect with your emotions.
As a variation of Botswana Agate, it also promotes stability and calm.
What is Apricot Agate?
Apricot Agate is also known as Pink Banded Agate, Pink Carnelian, and Pink Botswana Agate.
Apricot Agate gets its whimsical name from its pale pink and orange bands that are reminiscent of apricots.
Technically speaking, Apricot Agate is a variation of Botswana Agate. Like the name suggests, it is found primarily in Botswana, on the continent of Africa.
Its bands are created from different waves of lava that slowly settle over time.
What is the meaning of Apricot Agate?
All agate gets its name from the Italian river "Achetes" in Sicily where it was first known to be found by ancient civilizations. While Apricot Agate is a type of Botswana Agate, this specific agate gets its name from its pink and orange colors that are similar to the colors of an apricot.
Apricot Agate is most known for its properties of Protection, Calm, and Balance.
Metaphysical Properties of Apricot Agate
Apricot Agate emanates calm and strength simultaneously.
Legend says that ancient warriors wore Apricot Agate on their armor to given them protection and strength in battle.
Its strongest properties are Protection, Calming, and Balance.
It is known to protect relationships, especially between parent and child.
Like Botswana Agate, it is a stone of balance and stabilization.
In addition, Apricot Agate:
Brings calmness, both of mind and emotions
Relieves distress when dealing with situations that are beyond ones control
Connects spirit to emotion
Benefits of Apricot Agate
Apricot Agate helps to protect relationships. It strengthens bonds. Apricot Agate specifically helps bring a parent and child closer together. It aids in keeping you settled, calm, and grounded.
Apricot Agate can be protective in other situations as well. If you are feeling negative energy that is overwhelming, you can use Apricot Agate to dispel the bad energy and bring a sense of calm.
How to Use Apricot Agate
Apricot Agate is most often sold in tumbled form to best show off its beautiful banding. Because of this, it is best to keep Apricot Agate in your pocket or bra. It can be made more effective by keeping it close to your heart.
You should use Apricot Agate if you are having relationship trouble. It helps to ease stressful situations while also protecting you from absorbing any negative energy that may be emanating from the person you are butting heads with.
Apricot Agate is helpful in overwhelming situations where you feel are running out of positive options.
How to Cleanse Apricot Agate
Like most agate, Apricot Agate is easy to cleanse. It is safe to submerge in water or expose to sunlight. It can also be cleansed by moonlight, burial, smoke cleansing, or Selenite.
Apricot Agate Associations
Like all variations of Botswana Agate, the Apricot Agate resonates with the Root Chakra, providing balance and stability. It is a grounding stone and helps to keep you centered within yourself.
In addition to the Root Chakra, Apricot Agate also connects to the Sacral and Heart chakra. It gives you to energy to pursue loving relationships while also offering protection.
Apricot Agate balances the yin and yang energies. Because of this, it is not affiliate with either masculine or feminine energy. It simply balances the two. If you have been feeling that one energy is overpowering the other, Apricot Agate is a good choice to ease tensions.
Scientific Properties & Facts
Apricot Agate is a type of pink agate and because it is considered an agate, it is also a silicate. It’s a relatively rare agate that is mostly found in Botswana.
It can be either a solid soft pink or a pink and white banded crystal. The pinkish-orange coloring in Apricot Agate is due to trace amounts of Iron.
It is formed when magma that is in liquid state from a volcanic eruption is cooled down and transformed into igneous rock. While the magma is cooling down, silica bubbles are shifting from being in a gaseous/liquid state to a solid state.
The silica bubbles then become just an empty space in the newly formed igneous rock, and the silica turns into quartz crystals.
Agate is created when very thin sheets of quartz are layered over top each other to form different banding and patterns.
Final Thoughts on Apricot Agate
Overall, Apricot Agate is a strong stone of protection that shields you from negative energy. It is especially effective in protecting positive relationships.
Apricot Agate is also stone of calm and balance that allows you to keep your emotions stable. Whether it be in a relationship or with your own emotions, Apricot Agate is a great choice to keep you from getting overwhelmed both mentally and emotionally.
Written By The Team
This Guide was created by a close group of talented & passionate crystal enthusiasts, writers, web designers & more.
Thank you to everyone who contributed their ideas, time, and talents!
- Rachel & Christopher Glarner
Owners, New Moon Beginnings