Botswana Agate, Slice

Botswana Agate, Slice

per stone

Creative Centering

Think "outside the box" to find solutions. Tap into your own boundless creativity. Feel happy, grounded, patient, and loving. Find a richer and more fulfilling spirituality. Let Botswana Agate encourage you to explore confidently!

OriginBotswana
PolishShiny & Smooth
QualityA (quality chart)
ShapeSlice
TransparencyTranslucent to Opaque
Average Size1.25 in / 32 mm (size chart)
Average Weight0.2oz / 6g / 30 carats

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Botswana Agate Healing Properties

Ethically Sourced Botswana Agate

When we know better, we do better. Ethical sourcing is a constantly evolving process. If the original sourcing for the stone still passes Moonrise Crystals’ current standards, it will be restocked as soon as possible. If the original sourcing is no longer acceptable, it will be restocked when/if a better supplier can be found.

Know where your crystals come from

This Botswana Agate comes from artisanal miners in Bobonong, Botswana. Artisanal mining for agates typically has a low environmental impact and is relatively low risk for miners.  Botswana is one of the few countries that has adopted environmentally friendly and sustainable mining practices. Botswana also has the safest mining standards in Africa.

Learn More About Ethical Mining

This lapidary drum tumbles stones in Cape Town, South Africa. It is a family business, founded by a father and passed on to his sons. Factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly. The lapidary sells primarily at two gemshows, one in the United States and the other in France.

Learn More About Ethical Lapidaries

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 personally visit many small and large mines. To connect with artisanal miners in sub-Sahara Africa, they work with local Gem Dealers who travel far into the bush to buy from 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.

  • Fair Wages

  • Family Business

  • Safe Lapidary Conditions
  • Lower Safety Risk for Miners
  • Environmentally Friendly Mining

What is Ethical Sourcing?

Tumbled Botswana Agate

What You’ll Receive: 1 Stone - 100% natural Botswana 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.

Polishing Method: Drum polished, sliced and then drum polished again. Each stone is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.

Color: Multicolored and banded, primarily brown, white, pink/purple.

Taking Care of Your Healing Crystals

  • Crystals Sturdy For Pocket

    This stone is sturdy enough to be carried daily.

  • Crystals Keep In Shade

    Keep it in the shade to protect its colour.

  • Crystals Safe In Elixir

    This stone is safe to use in direct-infusion elixirs.

Learn About Safe Handling

Shipping

All Orders are shipped Next Business Day

  • Domestic First-Class averages 3-7 days.
  • International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.

Environmentally-Friendly Materials

  • Shipping envelopes, paperwork & boxes are recyclable
  • Shipping peanuts & bubble-wrap are biodegradable
  • ‘Plastic’ bags are plant-based & compostable

6 reviews for Botswana Agate, Slice

  1. Rebecca K. (Georgia) (verified owner)

    I was so excited to find a crystal retailer who made sure stones were handled ethically at every stage. Julie chose two beautiful agates for me! And sending the tea was a very nice touch. I’ll be shopping here again for sure!

  2. Jennifer S. (Colorado) (verified owner)

    The Botswana Agate chosen for me reminds me of a rose! I just love the dusty red/pink color and banding! Shipped quickly and well packed! Thank you!

  3. Emily S. (Oklahoma) (verified owner)

    gorgeous gorgeous! and the energies are double or more knowing it’s an ethically sourced gemstone. thank you for what you do! fast shipping too! hey!

  4. Meg M. (California) (verified owner)

    Exceeded every expectation! It was surprisingly harder to find a slice of brown agate than I originally anticipated. This is one of the last stones I need to complete my crystal deck of cards!

  5. Jennifer S. (Colorado) (verified owner)

    The Botswana Agate you chose for me reminds me of a rose! I just love the dusty red/pink color and banding!

  6. Beth S. (Kentucky) (verified owner)

    The Botswana Agate is adorable. Its soft colors and patterns, its holdable shape and polish, seem to want to be stroked. It has what I can only describe as a gentle sassiness. And it has what seem to be entrances…to what? I look forward to finding out!

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