Approximate dimensions: Entire height of windchime from top of wood to bottom of agate slices is about 50 cm. The size of each agate slice will vary but a typical size would be about 5-7 cm tall each.
Each windchime consists of a wooden hanging loop. From here a number of nylon threads pass through a second loop. And from these threads the agate slices are hung. The nylon is clear.
Colouring: Please note that the actual agate slices in your windchime may look a little different to the photo above as each slice is totally unique. The patterns and colouring can vary, but size is fairly constant. This agate windchime is dyed purple. We also sell a natural coloured agate slice windchime. Over the years it is possible that the purple colour can fade gently and will return to a more natural colour. However dying the agate does create wonderful purple banding on the slices.
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- Combats stress, alleviates worry
The energy of agates is comforting and soothing, so it's a good tool to have around if you feel in need of relaxation, stress-relief or want to stop worrying. The energy reminds us that we need to take a step back sometimes to regain balance and release negativity and anxious thoughts from our lives.
Agates are lovely stones to have around where you sit, work or live. Their many colours and patterns make them attractive stones and they make wonderful ornaments if simply placed on a windowsill or desk. Agates can come in a whole variety of patterns and colours. Agates with exceptionally bright colours such as bright turquoise and vibrant pink have usually been dyed.
In addition to the above certain types of agate may bring other attributes:
* Blue lace agate has a gentle energy, which helps promote a feeling of space, connecting us with the more subtle energies of the spiritual realm. It's a useful tool for meditation and can be good for those with a gentle nature, who don't wish to be affected by the harsh events they may encounter in the course of their daily lives. It's a stone of wisdom, kindness and peace that reminds us of our spiritual origins.
*Moss agate is strongly connected to nature, with it's branching markings similar to foliage or moss. Some find it helps promote self-expression and communication and is seen as a stabilizing stone.
* Tree agate with its tree-like patterns, evokes a feeling of the natural world. Some people find it a useful tool for connecting with the energy of the plant kingdom, as well as on a more spiritual level. It's soothing and peaceful and can be used when trying to regain balance in your life.
- Spirituality, wisdom, psychic development
Purple is traditionally a royal colour and sign of dignity. Garments made of purple cloth were typically worn by high priests, emperors, military leaders and magistrates in the Roman times, as well as having a strong association with Osiris, and Ancient Egyptian god.
The colour gained its superior authority as dying cloth purple was an expensive process, involving collecting secretions from two types of molluscs, so only the wealthiest people in society could afford to have clothes made of the colour.
In terms of magic, purple is linked to the spiritual dimension, psychic development, wisdom and spiritual strength. People often use the colour, whether through meditation or visualisation, to try and increase their spiritual development and access higher states. Likewise, in the chakra system, purple / violet relates to the crown chakra.