Amethyst is a variety of quartz with a higher iron content which gives the crystal it's distinctive purple colour. Banded amethyst, cape amethyst, or chevron amethyst may have lines of clear, to white chalcedony running through the crystal.
The main Canadian source of amethyst is near Thunder Bay, Ontario but most of our amethyst is sourced from Brazil. Amethyst is the official gemstone for the province of Ontario.
Amethyst stimulates the Third Eye, Crown and Etheric Chakras, enhancing motivation, thought and the development of intuition and psychic ability. Amethyst is also believed to have a relaxing effect, easing stress, balancing mood swings and having a sobering effect on addictions.
Geodes are believed to have been formed millions of years ago during volcanic eruptions. The volcanic lava flows left cavities filled with gas. As the flows cooled, these cavities allowed for mineral bearing solutions to enter and the combinations of these solutions along with heat, pressure and millions of years allowed the geode to form. Whatever minerals were present in the solutions determined what type of minerals and colors would form on the inside. Geodes will resemble a potato on the outside, the stone must then be cut to see the beautiful crystals and colors inside.
These amethyst geodes are backed with painted cement to make the piece more sturdy and secure than the original matrix/geode rock. This is an industry standard process that is used to protect the geode during transit and shipping. In some cases the cement will be poured while the geode is still inside the mine to protect the specimen while it is being extracted.
- Dimensions: 123 mm x 92 mm x 70 mm
- Genuine stone
- This item includes an information card about the stone
- A certificate of authenticity is included with this item
This stone requires special care - exposure to water and other chemicals, such as cleaning products or aerosols, will damage it over time. If you polish the stone, use a dry cloth only, or an air duster that does not contain any disinfectant or other chemicals.