Guide to Moss Agate as an Engagement Rings

What Is a Moss Agate Engagement Ring?

Moss agate is a semi-precious gemstone that is a type of chalcedony quartz. It typically has a milky white or clear base with green dendritic inclusions (created by the oxidation of minerals) which give the stone its unique tendril patterns.

“Many consumers these days are drawn to alternative gemstones for their engagement rings for a variety of reasons, but most often I find that they are seeking a reflection of who they are as people and what values they hold,” says Megan Bea, founder of The Bea Line. “The inclusions in moss agate are reminiscent of forest floors and seaweed on the waves, making it a beautiful choice for nature-loving and outdoorsy couples.”


Megan Bea is a jewelry designer and owner of the jewelry brand The Bea Line. She received a degree in jewelry design from FIDM and creates pieces that include unusual gemstones. 

Interested in learning more? Discover the history of moss agate, what makes it a great choice for an engagement ring, and where you can purchase this unique style. 

History of Moss Agate

Moss agate is also known as the mocha stone—an alternative name that was derived from the Arabian city of Mocha in Yemen, which was an ancient source of gemstones. 

As far back as 18th century Europe, moss agate was known as a stone of good luck or fortune. People would often place it around the house and in other areas to attract wealth, prosperity, and abundance. Farmers at this time also used moss agate as a talisman, believing that the green inclusions of the stone would help their crops thrive.

What’s more, moss agate has been thought to have many spiritual properties as well. When used as an amulet, moss agate is believed to encourage tranquility and emotional balance. This stone is also presumed to clear blockages and balance the heart chakra so love and abundance can flourish. While this stone has been traditionally used as a lucky talisman, its ties to the heart chakra make it very fitting for an engagement ring that symbolizes the start of a lifelong partnership.

Pros and Cons of Moss Agate Engagement Rings

Moss agate is an excellent choice for anyone looking for an affordable and one-of-a-kind engagement ring. “When you choose a moss agate engagement ring, you are choosing a ring that is as unique as yourself,” says Bea. “No two stones will ever be quite the same, and I think that’s a beautiful metaphor for your unique union with your partner.”

Bea also notes that this engagement ring style is less costly than a diamond option, which can be an added draw for couples who plan to save for a wedding or a home. However, affordability varies based on the design you choose. “Pricing will vary widely, and the cost will be mostly dependent upon the other features of the ring like the type of metal used and any other accompanying gemstones used in the design,” explains the jewelry designer. 


While there are not many cons when it comes to moss agate engagement rings, Bea notes that you should be aware of the durability of this gemstone. “Moss agate is a bit softer than a diamond, meaning more care should be taken when wearing the ring.”

What to Look for in a Moss Agate Engagement Ring

Considering moss agate for your engagement ring? Here’s everything you need to know. 

  • What metals and cuts pair well with moss agate? “While moss agate looks beautiful set in any metal tone, I personally love to pair moss agate with rose gold,” advises Bea. “The green and red tones are complementary to one another, and everything just pops a little bit more.” When it comes to the cut, there are almost no limitations because of the versatility of the stone. “Moss agate can be cut into an incredible variety of shapes. The ‘best’ cut is the one that you like,” she adds.
  • What kind of wedding band would pair well with a moss agate ring? “A wedding band with gemstones that will complement the green tones of moss agate would be ideal,” shares Bea. “I’d suggest a wedding band with gemstones like alexandrite, emeralds, or green tourmaline. If you want to create a set that [incorporates more fine jewelry], you can’t go wrong with diamonds.”
  • Where should I look for a moss agate ring? Because moss agate is such a unique gemstone, you typically won’t find them in a chain jewelry store. Bea recommends turning to the internet to search Instagram hashtags and online marketplaces like Etsy, in order to find a ring that resonates with you. 
  • Are there any stones that give a similar look to moss agate? “One of the most alluring features of moss agate is the individuality of each stone,” says Bea. “Some similar gemstones that also have intriguing patterns and color play to them include strawberry quartz, rutilated quartz, and dendritic agate.”

How to Care for a Moss Agate Engagement Ring

Since moss agate is considered a softer gemstone, Bea recommends treating your ring with more care than you would a diamond ring. “I would recommend removing the ring whenever there is a risk of impact to the stone,” shares Bea. “For example, when using gym equipment, doing household chores, gardening, etc.” 

Moss agate should also be cleaned using a soft-bristled toothbrush, warm water, and a few drops of natural soap. “Gently clean around the stones and the setting, and then rinse clean and polish with a soft cloth or jewelry cleaning cloth,” Bea recommends. “Avoid any cleaners that contain harsh chemicals or alcohol.”

Moss Agate Uses and Purposes

Stones that have stripy patterns we call “agate”. Experts in energy say that moss agate improves the perception of sense and neural activity of the body. It also helps in removing depression present in the brain.

Emotional Healing

When worn as a Moss Agate ring, it can improve the mental function of a person. It can enhance their level of concentration, awareness, and diagnostic abilities and also assists in aiding healing infections, swelling, flu, or colds. It also acts as a cure for long-term sickness and helps in recovery.

Moss agate rings also helps in improving the immune system of a person. Moreover, it helps in the healing of skin from various functional diseases and irritations. It refines the sharpness of the body senses and upgrades the neuronal activity of the whole-body system.

Wearing a hexagon moss agate ring can also avoid causing depression caused by left tight brain disparity as It enhances the awareness and systematic capabilities of the person. Some consider these green stones as an anti-inflammatory stone that helps treat such diseases.

Physical Healing

If you wear moss agate rings, there are chances of improving your body’s circulatory system, including heartbeat and other abnormalities. It creates a buzzing effect in the ears. If you wear an agate on your chest’s core, it can protect your heart’s cardiac muscles. It also helps in treating emotional discords. Moreover, it improves the digestive system by healing gastritis.

It removes all the toxic elements from the body. Moss agates can also reduce the signs of epilepsy and protects the people who have the habit of sleepwalking. Apart from these, wearing the rings provides inner peace and strength to the core of the body and mind.

This stone is trustworthy and fruitful to those people who face several mood swings and feel some emotional dramas in their lives. It helps in controlling the temper of the mind and promotes tolerance. It provides inner peace to the mind.

Moss Agate provides satisfaction to the mind by controlling agitation, depression by maintaining the right self-image and boost positive character traits. Doing it by assisting in gaining confidence so that one can easily mix with different people.

Moss Agate Stone – Effects and Significance

People relate the Moss Agate to prosperity. It has tremendous benefits in the agricultural sector and has successfully helped in promoting the growth of new crops. If we plant it in a pot of flowers, it can increase the plant’s overall health.

Moss Agate is also a stone of wealth. It can increase the prosperity and expand the business over time, in all the workplaces. It is incredibly beneficial for small enterprises or self-employed people. For financial enterprises, it has proved to be the secured crystal. Place the stone beside you while working on tax returns or figures that will not add up and see the results for yourself. You can also try this to encourage savings.

Designers and jewelers like to use the Moss Agates for engagement rings. When used as a birthing crystal, Moss agate can reduce the pain and assist in the delivery. These stones represent new beginnings.

During stress, moss agates act as a body shield. Its stable energies and powers can help those who feel unstable or ungrounded. The stone can help in recovering fast from illness or any kind of addiction. Most of the time, it proves to be beneficial for mental concentration. It increases the persistence and endurance power of the body and sometimes helps in exercise programs, therapies, or bodybuilding.

Moss Agate is also used as a cleansing crystal, clearing the personal energy and environments. It reduces the sensitivity of the weather. When worn in a piece of jewelry like a moss agate ring, it creates new friendships and can attract someone you love.

A professional support stone-like Moss Agate can detoxify the bad energies present inside veterinarians. It also helps in preventing sensitivity to food products for chefs and bakers.

What actually are Moss Agate stones?

What actually are Moss Agate stones?

Primarily, Moss Agate is a part of the Agate family, but it isn’t always the case as Moss Agate is made up of silicon dioxide. It is a semi-precious stone that comes under a variety of chalcedony, which is an ore of the Quartz family. Moss agate is not a pure agate, but it shows some chemical compositions and fascinating agate patterns. It belongs to the quartz family, made of fragments of weathered volcanic rocks. It includes the layering of fissures or pebbles rather than traditional agate covering.

Moss Agates are widely used in making moss agate engagement rings. It dissolves readily in milky white solutions, displaying a blooming effect of manganese or iron that has grown into patterns like moss or lichen. The minerals that include in the process are oxides of manganese or iron.

The other names given to them are “Mocha stone” or “Mocca Stone.” These names are derived from Mocha’s Arabian city in Yemen, an ancient gemstone source.

Moss Agate is a form of chalcedony, including green color minerals embedded in it. This gives rise to filaments and other suggestive patterns of moss. These beautiful geometrical patterns are then converted to kite and hexagon moss agate rings.

Moss Agate does not have any organic compounds in it and is generally formed from weathered volcanic rocks. The colors present in it are the result of traces of impurities like chrome or iron. The metals can transform into different colors depending on their valence (or oxidation state).

The dendritic inclusions that are seen in moss agate are the result of oxides of manganese or iron. The countries rich in Moss Agates are India, Brazil, Uruguay, and the United States.