This gorgeous piece has some of the largest crystals I've seen on one of these formations. Many of the amethyst crystals are in a laser formation. Some are quite dark in color too. The entire piece shimmers in the light and there are some subsurface rainbows to be found too. The back half still has the matrix attached, so you can see what a process it is to reveal the intricate beauty of these pieces.
These amethyst formations always amaze me with their delicate beauty. The formations are quite intricate with hundreds of elestial formations making up each piece. These pieces have such a unique formation due to the conditions in which they form. They are actually an amethyst pseudomorph after calcite. This means that the amethyst has formed around a calcite formation which has since dissolved, and the amethyst has retained the calcite formation. Each piece is painstakingly cleaned with a hammer and a nail to reveal the beautiful formations, making each one truly a treasure. Their energy is soft and angelic, like a feathery wing. The energy is high vibrational, yet gentle. It encourages and coaxes the third eye and crown chakras to be receptive to the wonders of the world around them. They help one to gently eliminate the cynicisms and skepticisms that prevent one from opening themselves to their divine. These elestials make perfect mediation pieces.
Amethyst is the purple cousin of the quartz family, and many people are first attracted to the world of crystals and minerals by its beautiful colors. It owes its coloration to minute traces of iron creating hues of light lavender to intense violet purple. Amethyst has been used for centuries for its healing properties; in fact it owes its name to the Greek amethustos which means “not drunken”. Amethyst is said to have been named for its close color to wine and was believed to prevent drunkenness. Amethyst provides a gentle awakening of the crown and third eye chakras. It assists you through the dizzying world of new perceptions of the world around you.
Amethyst brings serenity and calm, enhances your ability to assimilate new ideas, and assists during meditation. It is also said to give strength and mental stability, and provides balance between one's physical, emotional, intellectual states. Amethyst is also said to make one shrewd in business matters. Amethyst is said to help remove toxins from the body and to help treat arthritis. It also said to be useful in treating a number of disorders including those of the digestive system, heart, nervous system, skin and hearing and to help provide relief from pain and to strengthen the immune system.
Amethyst may be used to remove radiation the body stores on the sides of the head...such as from computers, microwaves, cell phones, etc. Geodes of Amethyst are particularly good for this, just place the head next to it; you will then feel the radiation being drawn out. Place small pieces of amethyst on the 3rd eye and visualize yourself breathing in the color for total mental and emotional soothing. It's a very good technique to do in bed before going to sleep. It is an amazing all round healer and also a brilliant meditation crystal. Amethyst can be used for massage in wand, egg or sphere form. It makes a great elixir.