A favorite material of ancient cultures, amethyst has endured the ages as one of man's most prized possessions. Amethyst ranges in color from a very light lavender to a deep violet shade of purple sometimes with slight hues of pink and red. Banded amethyst or cape amethyst may have lines of agate or chalcedony running through the amethyst. This may also be called chevron amethyst.
The main Canadian source of amethyst is near Thunder Bay, Ontario where mining has taken place intermittently over the last one hundred years. Scientists believe the amethyst find near Thunder Bay to be over one billion years old. Amethyst is found worldwide and has the distinction of being the birthstone for February and the official gemstone of the province of Ontario.
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.
The sphere represents completion, the realization of all possibilities. To carve a sphere one must cut away a mass of rock which can be as much as ten times the finished creation. Thus a sphere symbolizes all that we need to release in order to reach our goals and attain perfection. Many use a sphere while meditating as they believe it helps to release worry and may help to take them to a deeper state. A sphere is also the perfect centerpiece for a crystal arrangement or rock altar. In feng shui, the ancient art of creating optimal energy flow in an environment, a sphere is ideal to place in the center of a room for its balancing abilities.
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 when you overindulge in alcohol, drugs or other addictions. This Amethyst Druze may bring you wisdom, comfort, and enhanced cognitive perception.
- Dimensions: 90 mm of diameter
- Genuine crystal
- This item includes an information card about the crystal
- A certificate of authenticity is included with this item
This crystal requires special care - exposure to chemicals, such as cleaning products or aerosols, will damage it over time. If you clean the item, you can put it under running water for a few minutes, or simply use a dry cloth, or an air duster that does not contain any disinfectant or other chemicals.