Agate, Apricot (on sale)


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Be safe, loved, understood, and nourished.

Feel refreshed and ready to receive abundance.

Enjoy wonderful and supportive relationships.

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Let Apricot Agate inspire you to live in peaceful joy!

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Healing Properties of Apricot Agate

Spiritual: Apricot Agate has a very nurturing and warm grounding energy which makes us feel safe and loved. It gently releases fear and helps us to understand, or at least make peace with, death and other great unknowns. Apricot Agate helps us to become more spiritually mature and provides us with a deep internal sense of stability and peace.  It is useful for self-reflection, contemplation of the world and meditation and can help us have a keener sense of reality.  Apricot Agate cleanses the energy of everything that it comes in contact with, leaving us feeling refreshed and accepting of the abundance the universe has to offer us.  Apricot Agate is attuned to the Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus, and Heart Chakras and linked to the astrological signs of Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, and Leo.  It is connected to the Element of Fire and vibrates to the numbers 5, 6 and 7.

Emotional: Apricot Agate evokes the essence of “home” – a place where we are loved, accepted and very much wanted. It is especially good for promoting love and understanding between parents and children and helps dissolve tension.  Apricot Agate helps us to create good relationships especially within our family unit or close friend groups. Apricot Agate reminds us that we all have important gifts to share with others.  Moreover, it teaches us that the key to a happy life is to find those people who have the gifts we need and who need the gifts we have.  Apricot Agate helps us to let go of anger and bitterness, and if necessary, find the courage to begin anew.  Apricot Agate helps us feel safe, but equally important, Apricot Agate encourages us to create and maintain healthy boundaries so that we actually are safe.  It is particularly useful for anyone who suffers from codependent relationships.  It helps us to explore and understand the difference and healthy progression between dependence, independence, and interdependence.  

Mental: Apricot Agate has a very soft and loving energy, but is also very logical, rational, and no-nonsense. It helps us to properly analyze and solve our problems and encourages us to take action. It reminds us that our best chance for making our dreams come true is by working hard, working smart, and working well with others. Apricot Agate helps us to make decisions swiftly and for the best, and to be truly open to change. It is also a wonderful stone for self-analysis since it’s energy is gentle yet also very honest, a combination which can help us to build self-confidence and self-acceptance.  Apricot Agate stimulates our creativity and combines it with pragmatic common sense.  It helps us to find the pathway forward that will bring us the most joy and serve the Highest Good.  

Physical: Apricot Agate is recommended to treat both physical and emotional wounds caused by abuse or addiction.  It is especially good for issues that date back to childhood and may be difficult to understand because we see them through a child’s limited understanding, rather than an adult’s wider perspective.  Apricot Agate can help us to understand the deeper emotions and motivations that may be hidden beneath the more obvious surface level ones.  For example, anger may be a mask for fear, or a refusal to get treatment or leave an abusive situation, may be a mask for shame.  Apricot Agate helps us to explore what is going on above and below the surface, so that full healing is possible.  It is a sweet talisman for recovering addicts.  It is also a good talisman for anyone suffering from problems affecting the bladder or stomach.

Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.

Mineralogy of Apricot Agate

Pink Agate
Rough, Pink Agate, Agate Mountain, Arizona

Mineral Family: Tectosilicates

Chemical Composition: SiO2
Cleavage: None
Color: Pink, banded pink and white
Crystal System: Hexagonal/trigonal
Form/Habit: Cryptocrystalline
Fracture: Rough, brittle
Gravity: 2.6-2.64
Hardness: 6.5-7
LuminescenceGreen (long wave) / Yellowish-white (short wave), may vary with bands
Luster: Vitreous
Streak: White
Transparency: Opaque

Location: While pink-hued Agates may occasionally be found with other Agate deposits, the majority of Apricot Agates are from Botswana.apricot-agate-mine-locations

Mineral Family: Apricot Agate is a type of pink Agate and a Silicate mineral.  Silicate minerals form the largest family of minerals, including more than 25% of all known minerals and 40% of all common minerals. In addition to being a major part of the Earth’s crust, Silicate minerals have also been found on the moon and in meteorites. Silicates are minerals which contain the elements Silicon (a light gray shiny metal) and Oxygen (a colorless gas). Together, these two elements form a tetrahedron – a shape similar to a pyramid – with a Silicon atom in the center and Oxygen atoms at each of the four corners. These tetrahedra connect with other chemical structures, in six different ways, to form various minerals and rocks. There are six main groups of Silicate minerals, and these main groups are further subdivided into secondary subdivisions, such as Quartz and Feldspar. Quartz is a large mineral family in its own right, and has two main subdivisions, macrocrystalline (crystals that are large enough to be seen by the naked eye, for example, Amethyst) and microcrystalline (crystals so small they can only be seen through a microscope, for example, Carnelian). All microcrystalline Quartz falls under the subcategory of Chalcedony, which is then further subdivided into Agates and Jaspers. Apricot Agate is a relatively rare type of Agate that can be either a solid soft pink color, or banded pink and white. 

Formation: Apricot Agate is created when liquid magma from a volcanic explosion cools down and transforms into igneous rock. During this cooling down period, silica acid bubbles shift from being a gas/liquid into a solid compound. The bubble becomes a hollow space in the igneous rock and the silica acid becomes Quartz crystals. Agates are formed when thin sheets of Quartz are layered with other minerals, creating a wide variety of colors and patterns. Trace particles of iron in clear Agate give Apricot Agate it’s soft peachy-pink color.

Mining: Typically mined from primary deposits that still have their original relationship with the host rock. Typically Agates are found in their primary deposits and still have their original relationship with the host rock. Agates are usually ball or almond-shaped nodules ranging in size from a fraction of an inch to several yards in diameter. If the Agate fills the entire hollow space left by the gas bubble, it is called an Agate Almond. If a hollow remains in the center, it is called an Agate Geode.

Enhancements: Agates are porous and have been dyed bright colors since the Roman Era.  As a general rule, the more vivid the coloring, the more likely that it has been dyed. This is particularly true if the color is vivid while the price is cheap! With most Agates there will be “hard” spots that are bright white which won’t take dye, while other areas are “soft” and take dye easily.  Currently most of the dyed Agates come from Brazil.  They are naturally a pale grey and white stone, but are dyed vivid colors like hot pink, deep purple or bright blue.  By contrast, soft pink Apricot Agates are fully natural and have been enhanced only by cutting, tumbling, and polishing. 

Synonyms: Pink Agate, Pink Carnelian, Pink Chalcedony, Botswana Agate

Map courtesy of TravelBlog
Photos: Rough Pink AgateDyed Agates

History of Apricot Agate

Apricot Agate is a relatively “new” stone on the market, and is often better known as natural Pink Agate or Pink Carnelian. Apricot Agate is not included any ancient or medieval lapidaries, texts which describe gemstones and their powers.  However, Agates as a larger family have a very old and well documented history.  

Archaeological evidence amply shows that Agates have been treasured since the very earliest times. Agates have been found in many Stone Age graves and appear to have been kept either for their beauty or perhaps for their energetic power. Early lapidaries, dating as far back as 3000 BCE, referenced seals, rings, beads, and other ornaments which were carved out of Agate. The Sumerians were the first to describe the power of stones and state that wearing Agate gave a person special favor with the apricot-04gods.  The name “Agate” was first used by the Greek writer Theophrastus (372-287 BCE) who suggested that all Agates came from a Sicilian River then called the Achates River, and today known as the Dirillo River. (Agates are still found along this river today.) There are many different kinds of agates including Blue Lace Agate, Botswana AgateCrazy Lace Agate, Fire Agate, Moss Agate, OnyxSardonyx and Tree Agate.  The most famous of all Agates is bright orange Carnelian.  

Apricot Agate is sometimes called “Pink Carnelian”.  But most of the time, the name Carnelian is reserved for bright orange Agates, while its pink cousin is named after the sweet pink and orange fruit.


Photos: Apricot

Ethically Sourced Apricot Agate


The Miners sell directly to the Lapidary.

The Lapidary sells directly to Moonrise Crystals.

Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.

The Supply Chain

The Supply Chain is clean and short.

The Mine and the Lapidary are located in neighboring countries, but there are no middlemen involved.

The Mine

This Apricot Agate comes from a small mine in Botswana. 

The exact mine is unknown, but Botswana is one of the few countries that has adopted

environmentally-friendly and sustainable mining practices.

Botswana has the safest mining standards in Africa. 

Learn More: Ethical Mining

The Lapidary

This Apricot Agate was polished in Cape Town, South Africa.

The Lapidary is a family-owned business, founded by father and passed on to his sons.

Factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly.

The Lapidary is also the direct-importer & sells primarily at large gem shows.

Learn More: Ethical Lapidary


Sourcing Relationship

I have been doing business with this source since 2014.  They are the oldest tumbling company in the world and have more varieties, in more sizes, than any other known source.  The company started in California in the 1950s and was eventually bought by a British immigrant who had young sons.  Eventually the company moved to South Africa in order to be closer to the source of their best-selling stone and to have the legal rights to export it.  The company is now run by the sons and their childhood best friend.

The current owners visit many small and industrial-size mines personally.  For artisanal-mined deposits in sub-Sahara Africa, the owners work with Gem Dealers who deal directly with the part-time miners.  The majority of these Gem Dealers are women.  Some, but not all, of their stones are labeled with country-of-origin.  For those that aren’t, I ask the owners directly.  As I’ve learned more about mining practices in individual countries, I have become increasingly selective about what I will purchase from them.  However, they remain my preferred source for most of the stones I sell from sub-Sahara Africa.

Safe Handling of Apricot Agate

Apricot Agate

What You’ll Receive: A 100% natural Apricot Agate

Selection Process: The stone I select for you will be carefully chosen for its beauty and appeal.  If combined with other stones, I always take time to choose stones that look and feel good together.

Origin: Botswana

Polishing Method: Drum polished. Each stone is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.


  • Color: Ranges from light to dark pink or pinkish-orange.  Most pieces have white bands and whorls.
  • Polish: Shiny and smooth
  • Quality: AA
  • Shape: Irregular tumbled shapes
  • Size: Average size is 1 in / 25 mm
  • Transparency: Opaque
  • Weight: Average weight is .3 oz / 8.5 g / 42 carats

Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days.  International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.


  1. Kim Z (Ohio)

    The recent crystals are absolutely beautiful and amazing! I have been integrating them into my personal life and in Reiki sessions.

  2. Beverly C. (Connecticut)

    Thank you!

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    The last group of gems you sent are gorgeous!

  4. Sara S. (Wisconsin)

    My crystals are soooo pretty!! Thank you!

  5. Pamela C. (Hawaii)

    Gorgeous agate and boy was it powerful. I chose this stone to do some shadow work around a parental relationship. Within 12 hours of having it next to my body the crystal shattered and along with it some barriers that were keeping my work from moving forward. It shattered and broke that wound Wide open allowing me to process what was buried deep within. Thank you, Julie I needed that.

  6. Delia S. (Australia)

    They are lovely! Thank you very much!

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    Thank you so much! I love my crystals and they’ve already been so helpful. I appreciate it!

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    Awesome Crystals, I really love them.

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    In excellent condition.Great sellers! Perfect transaction!Thank you!A+

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    Hooray, hooray, my new Friends arrived today!! Wow, they are all amazing

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    Thank you it is so beautiful!!! Amazing service!!!

  13. Natalie A. (Canada)

    The crystals you sent me are so so beautiful! You really went above and beyond! Thank you so much.

  14. Lynda G. (Michigan)

    Soft peachy color with white stripes lovely!

  15. Jacquelyn S. (Virginia )

    Perfect as always. Waiting for me when I got home.

  16. Yvonne G. (California)

    Thank you

  17. Barbara C. (Michigan)

    Great seller, beautiful apricot crystal with great color and patterns

  18. Helen H. (New Mexico)

    I love the translucence of this stone! Shopping at Moonrise is a wonderful adventure of discovery.

  19. Tiffany J. (Tennessee)

    I am still happily enjoying the Apricot Agate that I bought from you not too long ago and I love the one you picked for me. In the description you provided for the stone, it says that it “evokes the essence of home” and I noticed that the crystal you picked out for me is literally shaped like a little house lol (square on the bottom and triangular at the top). I’m not sure if that was intentional, but either way I love it. This is significant to me because my Zodiac sign is Cancer, so I love anything that is “homey” lol. And when I saw that in the description of the stone, I just knew I had to have it lol. So, anyway I trust your judgement when it come to picking stones.

  20. Regina V. (Florida)

    What an interesting piece. Very fast shipping. Great Seller.

  21. Regina V. (Florida)

    Perfect….as always. Fast shipping great quality. Luv this seller.

  22. Joanna O. (Illinois)

    I received my crystals.They are beautiful, already feeling positive energy:)Thank U so much for the tea and pouch for the crystals 🙂

  23. Dawn R. (New York)

    Lovely and soothing.

  24. Ammy B. (Iowa)

    Pretty agate. As described. Thank you.

  25. Caroline B. (Canada)

    Excellent communication & attention! Beautiful crystals, thank you! 🙂

  26. Jennifer S. (Colorado)

    Beautiful and wonderfully colored pieced of natural agate! I love it! Excellent customer service as always!

  27. Nikki B. (Washington)

    These are lovely crystals with sparkling energy! I love the yummy velvet bag they came in too. The seller is very loving and kindhearted! I hope to work with you again!!! <3

  28. Jessica A. (Pennsylvania)

    Great seller no issues gladly do business with again highly recommend

  29. Kerensa D. (Pennsylvania)

    So pretty! Great seller. A+++ Thankyou!

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