When it comes to Agate's appearance, generally they are banded. Sometimes it has linear bands, other times it more circular or crazy and random with its bands. Agate doesn't always have banding. For some stones that have been called Agate, such as Moss, Dendritic or Tree Agate, they have dendrites that appear more like foliage. Agate is found worldwide in beautiful, vibrant colors as well as more earthy tones. It's common that many Agates on the market are often dyed unusual or unnatural bright colors.
Agates carry a quiet energy that works on the subtle bodies, and are great for achieving stability and balance in many aspects of one’s life. Agates tend to work behind the scenes on the cause, instead of the symptom, of an issue. Agate is believed to improve mental functions and can help where issues of clarity and stability are concerned. Agate is also helpful in overcoming negative emotions by bringing love into the chakras. Although they work very slowly and deliberately, this gentle nature of Agate helps them to have a lasting impact.