Here is a spectacular amethyst crystal from a recent find in the chibuku mine, chidrezi, zimbabwe. The crystals from this region (also sometimes referred to as shangaan amethyst) are considered to be the highest quality, and well-known for their vibrant hues, gorgeous clarity and elestial formations. This particular find yielded crystals that were mostly scepter formations, with a top growth that is naturally formed around a central quartz rod. Amethyst carries a high spiritual vibration of humility and devotion to the divine.It is highly conducive to stilling one's thoughts in prayer and meditation, and surrendering to that which is greater than the self. Amethyst also stimulates the higher mind to receive one's spiritual power as a creation of the divine being and to open to the insights, wisdom and guidance that is offered. An incredibly special crystal, this piece is quite large in size and very weighty. It has a very deep purple hue with some natural etchings on its broad main facet.
When backlit (photos 8-10), you may be able to see some thread-like black inclusions of what i believe to be cacoxinite and red speckles of lepidocrosite. The scepter "stem" that is protruding from the base is particularly thick and robust, and it displays a mild lavender hue to indicate amethyst mixed with the quartz there.
The termination is excellent on this piece. It's a truly spectacular crystal from this great collection.
Approx: 2.75" t x 1.5" w x 1.25 d. The scepter is a crystal that is naturally formed around and is penetrated by a rod/a crystal with a thinner rod extending from the base/a crystal with overgrowth capping it's terminated point a royal scepter look. These crystals were said to have been used in atlantis and lemuria in healing ceremonies. They were a symbol of the power of the realm and were carried or worn by the high priest/priestess. The sceptre crystal brings the spirituality of the higher planes in the healing ceremonies and focuses the energy deep within the heart of the matter.Symbolizing sovereignty and authority, these crystals directly link several chakras, transmit directional energy, and represent all sky deities. Amethyst is a stone of spiritual protection and purification, cleansing one's energy field of negative influences and attachments, and creating a resonant shield of spiritual light around the body. It acts as a barrier against lower energies, psychic attack, geopathic stress and unhealthy environments. It is a valuable protection for those doing psychic or intuitive work, and enhances personal environments with a healing and protective circle of light. This item is made of amethyst.