Appearing in an array of colors, agate is almost always formed by bands and layers, giving it a "striped" appearance, These bands are similar in nature to the bands within a tree trunk, revealing its many layers and stages of life. Agate was discovered by Neolithic peoples and was utilized as an amulet for healing in Babylonian days. It is also known as the “Earth rainbow” and is an incredibly stabilizing and balancing stone, creating a centering space for feminine and masculine or yin/yang energies. POUND loves using agate; we use it often to symbolize our connection to one another and to the Earth itself.