Cherry blossom agate, also known more commonly as "flower agate" and "Sakura stone" is a soft, pink, semi-translucent agate or chalcedony with distinctive chalcedony inclusions. The seed and flower-like inclusions are called plumes. These plumes are usually milky white, very pale pink, smoky light gray, and/or slightly transparent. Other fascinating inclusions in the stone can be green, blue, lavender, golden yellow, warm brown, gray and dark red.
Some pieces of flower agate have druzy vugs, which are crystalline pockets, craters and pits that are natural to the stone. These are not considered to be damaged areas to the stone. These pits are usually left unpolished in or unfilled for aesthetic appreciation.
Cherry blossom agate is associated with self- growth (”from seed to birth”), passion, feminine energy, nurturing, truth, fertility, empathy, generosity, grounding, stress relief, unity, trust, ideas, and trauma healing.
This agate is aligned with the planets of Venus and earth, the heart and the root chakras, the element of earth and the zodiac sign, Virgo.