With the most fabulous Uruguayan amethyst/quartz/agate stalactite slice, complimented by an amethyst/quartz crystal from Vera Cruz, Mexico and a clean and clear quartz with fuchsite phantom crystal from Madagascar, this magnificent, one of a kind sterling silver pendant couldn’t possibly be any more beautiful! From our very own Geoclassics jewelry line!
Dimensions: (3.13″ long-with bail) x (1.53″ wide) x (.4″ thick)
Weight: .73 ounces/20.7 grams
AMETHYST – These purple quartz crystals are most often seen in the form of cut gemstones, as amethyst is the popular birthstone for February. Its lavender to deep purple color is mainly due to irradiation and impurities of iron. Amethyst also forms as stalactites, which produce beautiful “rosettes” when cut into cross-sections. As a healing stone, amethyst 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 ancient Greece, where it was used to cure intoxication, clear the head, sharpen the intellect, and render its users shrewd in business matters. Amethyst is found worldwide, but its primary sources are Brazil and Uruguay.
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.
FUCHSITE, also known as chrome mica, is a chromium rich variety of the mineral muscovite, belonging to the mica group of phyllosilicate minerals. It is said that this stone can help with insomnia and ease emotional shock. It is also thought that it can strengthen one’s sense of self-respect and help to calm excess energies in the body.