In fact, red agate includes the regular red agate and the red-eye agate. The red-eye agate is easy to spot as it literally looks like an eye is popping out of the stone. Red agate is a protection stone in the healing crystals category and we will be describing some other properties it contains which affect the wearer in a very positive way.

We have all been in a negative place at a certain point in our lives, looking for ways to improve our situation, but nothing seems to be going right. The common thing to do is to give someone “medication” in the form of prescription drugs which then have to be balanced with other prescription drugs which end up making the person worse than they were.

There are ways in which to balance our energies such as using what nature gave us. In this post, we will be discussing everything you want ever to know about red agate.


Like all of the other healing stones and crystals out there, red agate has its own meaning and symbolism for the wearer.

As we previously mentioned this stone is a protection stone, but it is also used in order to open up a closed heart. There’s no coincidence here with it being red and it is connected to the life energy chakra and the heart.

red agate bracelet
Our Nanhong red agate bracelet from China

If you are in a refusal state, where you refuse to go out and try new things, refuse to accept current situations, refuse to spend time with family, etc. it will allow you to open up and begin to accept. Accept that everything happens for a reason and that there is a heavenly order guiding you to do and go through the things you go through. Red agate is also a stone whose meaning gives us the perspective to try and envision new horizons, as well as re-sparking the fire that we all have within our heart and passion.

Another meaning one can give to this stone is to be honest once again. Refusal, as we mentioned, is a state of dishonesty because you refuse the reality of situations. Once you accept it, you’re being honest with yourself and with others. This stone will help you reorganize and prioritize the good feelings within your heart.

Lastly, the third meaning given to the red agate stone is having the power and third eye vision to see, know, and avoid danger whenever possible. Red-eye agate also has the same power and has been used throughout history since the eye pattern allows one to “see” the evils and to figure out what the intentions of the people we meet are so that we are not caught off guard.

Because red-eye agate and regular red agate are so very similar, We will discuss more properties of the red-eye stone here so that you get the full spectrum of this wonderful rock.

This type of red agate has the meaning of finding hope once again, to guide you towards this light so that you can get out of any adversity you may be going through. If you feel like your past has been stopping you from moving forward, red-eye agate will help you heal your past, so that you can continue moving forward into a bright new future. As we described with the regular red agate, this red-eye agate is a stone that will help you not give up!

If you’re not that much of a “tech” person, another meaning you’ll benefit from is the stone’s ability to open up your technological side so that you can increase your skills. We recommend you wear this item if you are about to do a long apprenticeship, internship, or a project that requires technological skills of any form.


Physical Properties

Red agate is a combination of three different types of rock and mineral structures occurring naturally which consist mainly of cryptocrystalline silica, micro granular quartz (which gives it the shiny look), and chalcedony.

Red agate contains three different colors which can be seen lightly throughout its form: these are red, brown, and black. The brown enhances the red, and the black makes the red darker. Red agate can be made into many different jewels as we will be discussing in other sections of this post, so it is a very malleable stone that looks fantastic when polished and made into the different shapes available.

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Our Nanhong red agate bracelet from China

Metaphysical Healing Properties

Physical Healing

If you have a skin disorder the red agate can heal you, your blood vessels are strengthened, your pancreas and lymphatic systems will be cleansed, and it can even help heal any ailments in your eyes, and stomach. If you’re having sexual troubles, it can heal blockages and allow you to regain the vitality required to partake in this very natural act of creation.

Emotional Healing

For now, we will be discussing the properties of this stone as it pertains to your relationships and love, to business and money matters, and the properties given to other energies in your life.

For love and relationships, the properties of red agate will give you more love energy. This means that if you haven’t been loving towards others it is not because you don’t love those people, you just don’t have the love energy to first love yourself. If you don’t find reasons to love your own self first, you will never be able to love others as they are just a reflection of you.

Many people are single due to this exact reason, but the properties of red agate will allow you to attract a mate that you feel good about and that may even be the exact match that you’ve been looking for. For others, they have love blockages when it comes to family and friends who may have hurt them. The properties of red agate will allow you to break through those barriers, reconnect with old friends, and provide more love towards family since they love you regardless of what you do, or who you may have become.

In the area of business and money, red agate will provide you with the properties of setting targets and hitting those targets no matter what. This stone then becomes exciting for those people seeking more out of life who have huge goals but no way of getting to them. Red agate will open up the door of creativity and achievement so that you can set goals, hit them, and set new bigger ones.

For most people, it is not a matter of setting goals that stops them, but the will to push through when things don’t go as planned. This stone will give a person the sense of willpower to push through even the toughest of obstacles. Motivation, goals, the power of will, and access to your higher self will allow you to break through any “wall” that is placed in your path.

The other energies that the positive properties of red agate will help you include protection against the evils of the world, being a positive thinker, and noticing weaknesses in order to turn them into strengths or improve them.

We live in a world that has positive and negative energies that we cannot see but do control the world and they affect us whether we like it or not. This stone will protect you against those negative energies. Sometimes it feels like everything is falling apart and we can’t see the positive side, but this stone helps you open up a channel of positive energy for positive thinking.

Most people will tell you to only focus on your strengths, but that is a weakness in itself. We tell you to wear red agate so that you can improve your weaknesses and turn them into strengths.

The main thing that the stone does for you is to stabilize and center your physical energy, which is a very hard thing to do for most people. Red agate can heal your emotional state and bring about new and better emotions to continue to heal yourself from within.

Red Agate In Jewelry Uses

Red agate is mostly made into bracelets for both men and women because of the ease of creating the beads, and the way in which the pattern is seen in this form. If it were cut into cubes or any other form the pattern would get distorted and would not look as pleasing. Other jewelry items that can be processed from this stone include necklaces, rings, pendants, and earrings.

Now, let’s discuss each one in detail so you can select which one you want to wear, or if you want to try out all of the different styles then you can do that as well. The main thing is to WEAR the stone. It doesn’t matter how you wear it, it will provide you will all the different healing properties discussed, but you may want to have different jewelry types for different occasions, as we’ll describe right now.

A red agate bracelet should always be worn on the right hand instead of the left as it allows you to create and enhance its energy better. As we discussed earlier, there are different types of shapes the stone can be cut in, but for bracelets, the most common shape is the bead (sphere). We’ve also seen some agate bracelets paired with gold, and red agate bead bracelets with a larger agate stone in the middle to enhance its power.

With red agate necklaces, you have plenty of options to choose from. We’ve seen large bead necklaces which are great resemblances of pearls, but red, which will not only make you stand out but will be great conversation starters to share the knowledge you’ve learned in this article with others. You can also get a red agate bead necklace which will be a bit smaller, but still enhance its energies.

Whether you’re a man or a woman, you’ll have a fun time selecting a red agate ring, and people will FOR SURE pay attention when they meet you or shake your hand. It simply stands out, but we also recommend you wear these on your right hand, just like the bracelet. The most traditional way to wear a healing gemstone on a ring is to get an oval shape, but you can also get a square shape or a diamond shape.

The traditional pendant option available when it comes to spiritual gemstones is the obelisk-shaped crystal. Red agate looks great when made to this shape, but you can also get the pendants made in spherical form, baguette, and even a pyramid.

Here’s where the ladies can have some fun selecting and even designing their own style of earrings. You can get vintage-styled plum-shaped earrings, hollowed oval-shaped earrings, spherical, squared, or any other option you prefer. The ultimate thing to do is to wear a red agate bracelet, necklace with pendant, ring, and earrings. You will enhance your energies close to the point of being unstoppable.

Where to Buy Red Agate?

Usually Etsy or Amazon is a good idea. Etsy is the leading online global marketplace of handmade, vintage, and creative goods. Amazon is one of the largest global online marketplaces. Both of them are reliable and easy to find your favorite items there.

How to Identify Red Agate?

So, just like anything else, there’s lot of fake red agate out there. How can one tell the difference between the real deal?

First off, if the stone is scratched, you can bet it’s made of some material that does not occur naturally. If there are no bands across the stone, inside of it, then it is a fake.

Another way to tell which stones are real red agate is to focus on the transparency of the stones. If you can see very clearly through it, then it is probably made of some type of plastic. A real, red agate stone will be deep red and should not be transparent.

How to Cleanse Red Agate?

Cleansing your red agate from negativity is not as hard as one may think. The method we are about to describe can also work for your other stones, and can even be done in one step to cleanse all your stones at once.

The first step is to run the stones or crystals with clean distilled water, rainwater, or filtered water. Then, bury them in a pool of course sea salt for a whole day, 24 hours. Then make a solution of 1 tablespoon of sea salt dissolved in water. Your stones are now cleansed and ready to be used again.

Do this once a week, once a month, or as often as you see fit. If you’re in very negative environments you may want to run the stones in water for a longer period, bury them in salt for 2 or three days, and increase the amount of salt dissolved in the cleansing water after they’ve been buried.

Compared to Other Similar Gemstones

Red Agate vs. Carnelian

The difference between carnelian and red agate is on the color pattern. Yes, the color is very very similar, close to being indistinguishable, but the red agate has these light color bands going across it. The main spiritual difference between these two stones is that the carnelian agate will protect you from some of the very low states of energy others can place upon you such as resentment, rage, and envy.


Red Agate vs. Fire Agate

Fire agate is one of the most beautiful stones I have ever seen. It’s called fire agate because the stone is black and the patterns within it look like the sparks that come off of a fire. It’s a beautiful thing to witness, and so the main difference is that.

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Fire Agate

The black stone is easy to spot and differentiate with the regular red agate which is, well, red. The spiritual difference between the fire agate and the red one is the chakras that they tend to. Fire agate is focused on the “guts” chakra which allows you to be under pressure and with high levels of energy at all times.

Final Words

In conclusion, in this post we discussed in detail what the red agate stone is and what it is made from. We then spoke about its meaning and how people in ancient times have used a variation of it (red-eye agate) to “see” the difference between true intentions and evil ones.

There are many different properties that red agate brings into your life, but the main one is to be used as a protection stone. You have many different options to choose from when deciding how to wear the stone. Bracelets, rings, pendants, necklaces, or simply carrying the stone in its natural form in your pocket will be sufficient to take advantage of the powerful solar plexus and heart energies that this stone provides.