Agate is a form of chalcedony, usually banded and at least partly translucent. Agates are found as nodules or geodes in siliceous volcanic rocks.
Blue Lace Agate is a seam agate, formed in layers usually not more than 1-2 inches thick, in a Dolomite matrix and mined in open trenches.
This agate was hidden for over 50 million years in the quiet isolation of the southwestern African desert and was first uncovered in the early 1960's by an American prospector, George Swanson, in farmland in the Kalahari desert of southern Namibia.
This particular area is believed to be the only known deposit in the world of this specific higher grade material.
It is pale blue, almost lavender, agate with white lace filaments that run through the cabochon stones.
Blue Lace Agate is said to give one confidence to stand up and speak. It is said to be helpful for shy people, and to over-talkers, enabling them both to share their knowledge and wisdom with others. Blue Lace Agate cabochons are also said to be calming and centering. It can help soothe nerves, and is said to calm overly stimulated children.