From our very own Geoclassics jewelry line, this amazing Uruguayan amethyst / quartz stalactite slice, with a double bullseye agate center, has been hand selected to become this one-of-a-kind, beautiful, sterling silver prong pendant.
Dimensions : 2.8″ long (with bail) x 1.6″ wide x .21″ thick
Weight: .9 ounces/25.3 grams
QUARTZ (silicon dioxide), one of the most abundant minerals on earth, comprises about 12% of the earth’s upper crust. Usually found in compact masses, it sometimes crystallizes as beautiful “points” easily identified by their six distinct faces. Quartz comes in a variety of colors including purple amethyst, golden citrine, brown smoky, pink rose quartz and clear rock crystal. Quartz crystals are piezoelectric: When trapped or squeezed, the crystal produces an electrical current from the opposite face. It is this property that has made quartz so important to modern technology, especially electronics and computers. Crystal users believe that by directing one’s mental energy into a crystal one can bring about a sharpening of inner vision and increased psychic and bodily awareness.
These purple quartz crystals are most often seen in the form of cut gemstones, as amethyst is February’s birthstone. Its lavender to deep purple color is due to the presence of iron. As a healing stone it is known as the “gem of transformation”, a powerful energizer which can be used to bring about physical, emotional and spiritual change. Its history dates back to the ancient Greeks who used it not only to cure intoxication, but also to clear the head, sharpen the intellect, and render its users shrewd in business matter