Believed to have formed in the cretaceous period roughly 65 to 90 million years ago, crazy lace agate, or Mexican agate, is a variety of banded chalcedony or microcrystalline quartz infused with iron and aluminum. Agate is found all over the world. However, the wildly decorated crazy lace agate is predominantly found in northern parts of Mexico. Specifically, the stone is found within the area known as Chihuahua.
It’s a unique stone in that is predominantly white, with layers of creamy browns, blacks and greys. Some may include layers of yellow ochre, gold, scarlet and red, often brightly coloured and filled with ornate, intricate patterns. Occasionally, pinks and reds are also found swirled together to create a truly eye-catching stone.
Crazy Lace Agate is called the Laughter Stone, or “Happy Lace,” bringing joy to all those in its presence. It is not a stone of protection, but of support and encouragement, as it elevates thoughts and promotes optimism. The graceful design of Crazy Lace Agate, its random lacy patterns, creates a circular flow of energy, which stimulates the mind and adjusts our attitude to a positive one.The energy of Crazy Lace Agate is circular and flowing. It helps overcome depression and despair, and uplifts and increases self-esteem. It is beneficial for self-analysis and uncovering hidden circumstances that might interfere with well-being.
Crazy Lace Agate, with its twisting and turning bands, is elegant and dynamic. It promotes mental agility, liveliness and variety, and encourages flexibility in thinking and action. It is ideal for balancing emotional, physical and intellectual energy, and in harmonising the Yin and Yang, the positive and negative forces of the universe.
Crazy Lace Agate also overcomes negativity and bitterness of the heart by healing anger, fostering love, and lending us the courage to start over. It is useful for any kind of trauma. It absorbs lingering emotional pain and encourages us to look on the bright side of life. Crazy Lace Agate promotes fun and laughter, and eases tensions at home and the workplace. It is also said to be a stone of strength and courage.Crazy Lace Agate is said to be helpful for overcoming fears and worries. It is also believed to be helpful in decision-making.
Physically, Crazy Lace Agate improves tissue metabolism, elasticity of blood vessel walls, and prevents varicose veins. Crazy Lace Agate is helpful to the heart, and wearing a pendant in the middle of the chest both strengthens the cardiac muscle, and heals emotional disharmony that prevents acceptance of love.
Crazy Lace Agate stimulates, opens, and heals the Solar Plexus Chakra, the centre of our personal power, and is associated with the duality of Gemini.