Moss agate is a variant of chalcedony, which is formed from silicon dioxide. The stone is white or transparent and contains green inclusions of mineral origin. Contrary to what the name suggests, moss agate does not contain real moss, but inclusions of oxides of manganese or iron. These dendritic inclusions form beautiful patterns reminiscent of moss.
Depending on the oxidation state, the enclosed metals can have different colors. For example, moss agate can also contain red, yellow or black shades in addition to green. Moss agate is also known as 'Mocha stone' after the Arab city of Mocha in Yemen, where it was once found. Moss agate is found on almost all continents.
Moss agate provides peace and emotional stability. It helps with restless moments or calming aggression. Moss agate also has a strong bond with nature and helps to provide focus and patience in a hectic society. Moss agate is also recommended if you enter into new relationships or friendships.