A very unique, Blue Lace Agate and Amethyst Cathedral or Geode Slice on a custom made wooden stand from Brazil.
Weight: 1436g / 1.4kg
Amethyst is one of the best known and recognizable of crystals and has been used as a gemstone by the ancient Egyptians and was largely employed in antiquity for engraved gems and jewelry. The Greeks believed amethyst gems could prevent intoxication, while medieval European soldiers wore amethyst amulets as protection in battle in the belief that amethysts heal people and keep them cool-headed. Beads of amethyst were found in Anglo-Saxon graves in England.
Up until the 18th century, amethyst was considered one of the most valuable gemstones (along with diamond, sapphire, ruby, and emerald). However, since the discovery of extensive deposits in locations such as Brazil, it has lost most of its value.
The following information is courtesy of "The Pocket Book of Stones" which we also sell HERE
AMETHYST is a member of the Quartz family with a trigonal crystal system and a hardness of 7. Its color, which varies from pale to deep purple, is derived from the combination of trace amounts of iron and aluminum. Amethyst crystals and gem rough are found in Brazil, Bolivia, Mexico, Africa, Canada, Russia, the USA and Europe.
Amethyst is a stone of spiritual protection and purification. It can be an aid to curbing overindulgence and giving up bad habits. It can be used to assist one in quitting smoking, drinking or drug use.
It stimulates the crown chakra and is an aid to meditation, helping one to still one’s thoughts and move into higher states of consciousness. It can clear one’s energy field of negative influences and attachments, and can thereby facilitate the creation of an energetic “shield” a field of spiritual Light around the body that wards off the negativity in one’s environment.
Amethyst can bring the feeling that one is surrounded and protected by a “bubble of Light.” If one is ill, placing an Amethyst specimen in one’s room can help keep one’s healing space clear.
Wearing Amethyst maintains the inner space of one’s body and energy field in a state of balance and well-being. For spiritual protection, Amethyst works especially well when combined with Moldavite. The spiritual connection provided by Amethyst can be enhanced by Azeztulite, Phenacite, Scolecite and Natrolite.
"This information is for research purposes only and should not be construed as medical recommendations for any disease or symptom. It is not intended to provide medical advice. Consult a licensed healthcare professional for treatment."