A large, very rare, and utterly gorgeous lilac tanzanite crystal. Tanzanite is rarer than diamonds, and found only in the east african state of tanzania in a volcanic basin called merlani.
The mining area for this stone is just under 10 square miles, and the gem was formed roughly 585 million years ago at the same time the african rift valley was formed. Unlike the diamond which is plentiful in africa and russia, tanzanite mines are predicted to run dry roughly around 2022, giving this gem all the more desire and intrigue. This tanzanite has shimmering rainbows, self-healing, and a gemmy termination as well as a gemmy clear section at the side. It also features subtle pleochroism under incandescent light, changing from violet when looking down through the top of the crystal to royal blue.A really magical and beautiful specimen. Dimensions (approx): 27mm by 17mm by 9.5mm. Note - it is unknown whether this specimen has been heat treated or not - the presence of a clear section leads me to believe it is unheated. Please note: all of my crystals are completely natural (apart from any polishing & unless otherwise stated) and as such will have natural imperfections, fissures and inclusions. Please also note sizes carefully with a ruler - photos have been magnified to show detail. Tanzanite is a stone of transmutation and transformation, and it's pleochroistic properties provide a shift in colours as the crystal is viewed from different perspectives. It is one of the most valuable of all metaphysical crystals for spiritual exploration, bringing together all aspects of communication and psychic power. It's high vibrational energy invites protection and safety in linking with higher realms, and allows for deep profound meditation. It is particularly helpful in uniting the mind and heart, teaching one to live from a compassionate heart with an illumined mind. Tanzanite stimulates the throat, third eye and crown chakras, uniting the higher mind with intuition and communication. Rainbow crystals produce the full spectrum of colour, white light of healing and perfection being dispersed into the individual rays of the rainbow; this dispersion facilitates the use of the rainbow crystal on any and all chakras. Rainbow crystals represent joy and help us to see the beauty all around us. Self healed quartz crystals assist us in the art of self healing meditate with one and the crystal will share the journey it took to healing itself, and will share this information with you on spiritual, emotional and physical cellular/crystalline levels. This shared knowledge and experience brings about vastly accelerated levels of healing and regeneration within the self. Self healed crystals vibrate with persistence and optimism. Working with them or even just admiring them reminds us that we too can move on and continue to grow despite the obstacles and challenges we go through. Crystals in general and self-healed quartz, in particular, are insistent on trying to teach us that nothing is ever too late, or too damaged to reach the state of inherent perfection. Very useful and potent crystals.
This item is made of tanzanite.