Agate beads have distinct colors delicately arranged in stripes, or bands, or irregular clouding. Agate, a fine grained variety of chalcedony, has a wide range of colors: brown, white, red, gray, pink, black, and yellow.
Legend has it that agate is good for general protection, especially for children. Also helps in healing —thought to increase strength and restores bodily energy. It's believed to remove envious thoughts and spite while easing stressful situations.