There is something about the colour, black, don’t you agree? It is a mysterious colour and several cultures have interpreted it in different ways. For some, black is a dark colour e.g in Asian traditions, the colour black is forbidden at a funeral, where as in Western traditions, only black can be worn at a funeral. Strangely enough, the colour black is also used as a protective colour in Asian traditions, to “ward off the evil eye” as well as in Egyptian traditions. It appears that there isn’t a clear cut meaning to the colour black, which is what makes it so mysterious.


We completely adore the colour black. We believe that this colour absorbs dark energy. We feel that it is like a black hole absorbing all negative thoughts, feelings and desires, leaving a person happy, calm and content. Funny enough, spiritual practitioners seem to believe the same thing for the black agate stone.


It is believed that the black agate stone is a stone of protection, strength and calmness.






We can understand why the protection trait is attributed to this stone. For centuries, various cultures have used the colour black in protecting their kin. From black kohl to black threads, these have all been used to “ward off the evil eye”. The “evil eye” basically refers to a person sending negative thoughts your way due to envy/jealousy. Historically, children wore amulets containing black agate stones to protect them as well.




When one feels protected, we believe strength naturally follows. It is thought that the black agate stone provides strength both physical and emotional strength. It is thought that the ancients wore black agate stones in their armour to attain victory in battles because of this belief. This would be ideal for athletes who are involved in physical strength competitions.




The emotional strength aspect of the black agate stone should probably fall under this trait. This black stone is believed to aid in grounding oneself. It connects the heavenly chi force with the earthly chi force grounding your spiritual energy. It helps awaken your inner self and makes you fully aware of your consciousness. Through a soothing and calming effect, it allows you to be awake and present in the current moment. It is thought to allow the free flow of energy from the head to the feet aiding emotional stability. We believe the black agate stone would be greatly beneficial whilst practicising yoga and meditation as well.


The black agate stone appears to be an essential stone. It helps in protection by warding off evil thoughts. It aids in making one physically strong. Both of these increase confidence and dispel fears. Accompanied with the fact that the black agate stone increases inner awareness and provides that essential grounding energy to connect with oneself, self-esteem is bound to be at its highest level. With these three strengths in hand, one would most likely live a healthy and happy life. In our opinion, this a basic necessity.


As always, we love these natural stones and the mystical meanings behind the black agate stones. Not only are they beautiful, but they also add an element of spirituality to our bracelets. These sort of myths have usually been passed down from various cultures and generations gone before us, however, please note that these black agate eye stones cannot be used to replace prescriptions or health care information. They may be useful to some as an aid to help healing. Furthermore, whether or not these natural stones do have the protective powers as believed by our ancestors, we will never know, but the mystery of it all excites us – which is why we love adding these beautiful black agate stone beads to our jewellery range.

Disclaimer: Traditional, Ceremonial and Mythological Gemstone Lore is collected from various resources and does not represent our sole opinion. This information is not to replace the advice of your doctor. Should you have any medical conditions, please see a licensed medical practitioner. Ephori London does not guarantee any claims or statements of healing or astrological birthstone powers and cannot be held liable under any circumstances.