Copper Replacement Agate cabachon : Many of the larger copper agates are too fractured from the mining process to cut a cabachon. This magnificent one wasn't. The dark inclusion in the upper center appears to be dense plumes of tenorite, the black copper oxide.
"I release emotional issues and they are gently healed." Black Agate, like all black stones, is a grounding and protective crystal. It gives a calming peace that helps those during a period of bereavement. Black Agate gives inner strength to move on and is also very helpful in keeping the peace in stressful households. This calming stone will keep one steady when faced with practical decision-making or when doling out tough love.