This is a relatively new stone from Madagascar discovered about 4 years ago, but only available in any quantity in the last year or so.
It's called Cherry Blossom Agate. Sometimes it's also called Flower Agate, Occasionally, you may hear it called simply Blossom Agate and some people also call it Sakura Agate.
We've decided to go with Cherry Blossom Agate as the patterns and the colouring remind us of Japanese Cherry Blossom trees.
It comes in varying shades of pink with white "flowers" and "seeds" showing on the surface of the stone. Like nearly all Agates, there are sometimes small "cavities" or "caves" that are present that tend not to be polished out but left as a natural feature of the stone.
This particular stone has been very nicely cut and polished all over into this flame shape and the colouring and patterning is very distinctive and is just what you want to see on Cherry Blossom Agate.
Size approx. 90mm x 55mm x 45mm
Weight approx. 223grms
Cherry Blossom Agate works mainly on the mental/emotional and spiritual aspects of our lives.
Cherry Blossom Agate helps us to get back in touch with that joy for life, that zest for life, that we all had once, but which the pressure and stresses of modern living may have squashed. It helps us to feel free of fear and self-doubt. It helps us to be happy and teaches us to live the life we lead with joy and confidence. Cherry Blossom Agate is also a calming, comforting stone for anyone who has been through a recent trauma. It is a nurturing, maternal and comforting stone with very strong attributes of feminine power. Cherry Blossom Agate reminds us that things will be OK again. It helps us to focus on our dreams and desires and to go for them too. It helps us to grow to our fullest potential, to nurture our dreams and to live the best life we can with grace and confidence.
Cherry Blossom Agate is extremely useful for those carrying out energy clearing or energy realignment work as it helps to transmute negative energies into positive energies. It is also said to work with energy issues surrounding love, self-love, manifestation and abundance.