Ametrine


Ametrine – Gemzworld Crystals Encyclopedia

Ametrine – This is the research and findings of the mineral

Origin – the place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.

Ametrine is a crystal of primary formation which means it was formed from molten magma. This usually happens in cavities in volcanoes where the combination of chemistry and structural arrangements of mineral deposits, atoms and substances pass from gas or liquid into a solid-state or by means of going out of solution by precipitation or evaporation.

Ametrine is a silicate mineral of which the Quartz family is a part. In fact, Ametrine is one of the rarest types of quartz as it combines the beauty of two different crystals in one single crystal. Ametrine is a naturally occurring variety of quartz that contains a mixture of amethyst and citrine. Trace particles of iron can transform clear quartz into the purple of amethyst or the gold hue of citrine, and when colled down at two different rates, the two merge to form ametrine.

Ametrine is mined out of the veins in dolomitic limestone, and the main natural supply is mined in Bolivia. Some synthetic Ametrine is produced in Russia who use industrial production methods to produce ametrine colours. These are produced for the low priced segment of the crystal market.

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Ametrine crystals belong to the Trigonal system.

History – the past considered whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or something, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.

Ancient myth tells the story of this interesting and unique crystal stone being introduced to Europe when the conquistadors, Felipe de Urriola y Goitia, received a dowry of a mine in Bolivia on marrying the princess Anahi from the native Ayoreos tribe. He then made gifts of the stone to the Spanish Queen Juana.

Today, most Ametrine is mined from the Eastern Bolivian mine of Anahi, which could be linked to the original Princess dowry of the story. There are also sources in India and Brazil.

Specification – the act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.

Ametrine is recognisable by its colours and appears with a lovely translucency. It isn’t easy to artificially produce. Tumbled

Ametrine appears in a fully natural form. It can appear in jewellery, gemstones, crystals and spheres, among others.

Varieties – a number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.

Ametrines are the combined beauty of citrine and amethyst. Synthetic ametrine is produced in Russia, but the natural stone has no immediate variants other than the wider Quartz family and the citrine and amethyst themselves.

Esoteric Attributes – a quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.

Crystals, by their very nature, can receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy. Hence, crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrational frequencies that can be harnessed and used for specific purposes. Each, therefore, has specific qualities that can help a person heal on many different levels of their being.

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Ametrine crystals.

Mental: Ametrine enables us to experience mental creativity and take great strides in creative thinking. Citrine brings enthusiasm, and amethyst brings sensibility, enabling us to make positive, mental choices with balance.

Emotional: Ametrine is a stone that inspires joyfulness and calm. It encourages our inner being to focus on the positive when outside influences intervene. It is a stone that encourages compatibility and healthy relationships.

Physical: Ametrine creates balance within the body by easing body tension and generating harmony in body metabolism and the vegetative nervous system.

Crystal Chart – Ametrine

Crystal:                         Ametrine

Mineralogy:                 Silicon Dioxide with impurities

Geometric form:         Trigonal

Formation:                   Primary (molten magma)

Family:                         Quartz

Birthstone:                   Astrology Birthstone (Zodiac) –Ametrine  is associated with the astrological signs of Gemini and Libra

Appearance:                 Glass-like waxy lustre, blend of purple and gold.

Aura:                              Ametrine aids in removing negative energy from the Aura so that the light of healing and love can take its place.

Colour:                          A blend of the purple of Amethyst and the golden of Citrine.

Chakra:                         Ametrine opens the Third Eye Chakra, which is the core of command and perception. It also creates a bridge between the Third Eye Chakra and the Solar Plexus Chakra.

International Crystals – References and resources:

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

You can watch our Free Videos on Crystals HERE

Learn to become a Crystal Therapist HERE

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Amethyst


AMETHYST – Gemzworld Crystals Encyclopedia

Amethyst – Our research and findings on this beautiful healing mineral.

Origin – the place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.

Amethyst is a primary crystal formation created when the molten magma from volcanic explosions colls and forms into igneous rock.

This usually happens in cavities in volcanoes where the combination of chemistry and structural arrangements of mineral deposits, atoms and substances pass from gas or liquid into a solid-state or by means of going out of solution by precipitation or evaporation.

Amethyst is a silicate mineral of quartz and is the purple variety of the Quartz family.  This purple hue results from trace particles of iron forming within the silica acid in contrast to quartz’s transparent colour created when the iron is not present.

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are seven systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Amethyst crystals belong to the Trigonal system.

 

History – the past considered whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or something, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.

Amethyst has a long and detailed historical, traditional past that dates back to early civilisation and before. It was revered as one of the five cardinal gemstones to be of standing with the Emerald, Ruby, Diamond and Saphire for many Centuries until the discovery of large Amethyst mines in the 18th Century that moved its status from ‘precious’ to ‘semi-precious’.

There are mentions of the Amethyst in relation to the Bible and the Torah, and the stone was connected to the Catholic Church as it was widely associated with the blood of Christ.

The ancient myth of Bacchus from the 14th Century tells the story of how Bacchus, the God of Wine, in foul humour, decided to reap his frustrations on the first person he met. That person was the beautiful Amethyst, who was on her way to worship at the shrine of the Goddess Artemis. Bacchus set ferocious tigers on Amethyst, who cried out in fear for Artemis, who responded by turning her to white stone as protection. Taken by remorse, Bacchus took his best wines and poured them over her, thus turning the white stone into the purple hue that gives the Amethyst its distinctive colour.

Amethyst stone is highly desirable and used commonly worldwide. Natural Amethyst is only enhanced through the tumbling, cutting and polishing process, whilst lab-created Amethyst is widely used in the making of jewellery.

Specification – the act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.

As a natural stone, the Amethyst is enhanced through tumbling, cutting and polishing to reveal its attractive form.

Its mid purple colour is highly sought and varies in hue throughout the stone. Amethyst is common in jewellery and in semi-precious stone form and is highly popular worldwide.

Varieties – a number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.

Amethyst have a few variations, namely:

  • Chevron Amethyst
  • Green Amethyst
  • Bolivian Amethyst
  • African Amethyst
  • Ametrine (mixed with Citrine)
  • Brandberg Amethyst

 

Esoteric Attributes – a quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.

Crystals, by their very nature, can receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy. Hence, crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrational frequencies that can be harnessed and used for specific purposes. Each, therefore, has particular qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Amethyst crystals.

Mental: Amethyst crystals are said to have calming properties that provide clarity of thought to the brain. It also aids with the relief of OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and hyperactivity.

Emotional: The Amethyst brings calm to angry minds and soothes anxiety. It brings clarity of thought and centres those who are overstressed or overwhelmed. It can help identify the primal cause of behavioural patterns and emotional habits and is essential in negating addiction and intoxicating drivers.

Physical: Amethyst aids the digestive tract as well as heart, stomach and skin. It reduces pain and swelling and heals bruising. The stone also has strong properties in strengthening the nervous system and endocrine glands, relieves headaches, and reduces nervous tension.

Crystal Chart – Amethyst

Crystal:                         Amethyst – Medium purple

Mineralogy:                 Silicate Quartz

Geometric form:         Trigonal | Hexagonal

Formation:                   Primary (molten magma)

Family:                         Quartz

Birthstone:                  Ayurvedic Birthstones – Amethyst is the stone associated with February.

Astrology Birthstone (Zodiac)          Amethyst is associated with the astrological sign of Pisces (19th Feb to 20th March).

Appearance:                Various crystal habits such as prismatic, stubby, drusy and geodes. Purple in colour and can be brittle.

Aura:                             The high frequency of the Amethyst will remove and purify the Aura of negative energy and place a protective light shield around the body. This allows for a clear centred aura to open to spiritual connection.

Colour:                          Colours are a variety of purple hues. The Chevron Amethyst includes banded white, and they can also sometimes turn to a light green colour.

Chakra:                         Amethyst relates to the Crown Chakras and is in tune with the Third Eye.

 

GemZworld Crystals – References and resources:

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

You can watch our Free Videos on Crystals HERE

Learn to become a Crystal Therapist HERE

Find out the benefits of a Crystal Healing Session HERE

See our fantastic selection of Healing Crystals HERE

 

 

 

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Smokey Quartz


Smoky Quartz – International Crystals Encyclopedia https://www.gemzworld.com/

 

 
 
Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Smoky Quartz is a variety of  Quartz which is a silicate mineral. It is a crystal of primary formation which means it was formed from molten magma. This usually happens in cavities in volcanoes where the combination of chemistry and structural arrangements of mineral deposits, atoms and substances pass from gas or liquid into a solid state or by means of going out of solution by precipitation or evaporation.

 

Smoky Quartz is a type of quartz distinctive by its transluscency which ranges from a transparent to a smoky opaque. It is formed through natural irradiation from free silicon from the silicon dioxide.

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Smoky Quartz crystals belong to the Trigonal system.

 

 
Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
Smoky Quartz has been considered a revered stone in Scotland dating back to the Druids. It is the Country’s national gem. It was also used in China for making snuff bottles and, in the 12th Century, flat panes of smoky quartz were used to form early sunglasses.

 

It’s structure and formation made it a useful stone for carving and it was used by the Romans and Greeks profusely for this. The Romans used the stone to carve intaglio seals where the design was cut into the flat, stone background.

 

The stone is widely used throughout the world for ornamentation and jewellery crafting.

 

 

 
Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Smoky quartz has a conchoidal fracture with an indistinct cleavage and a brittle tenacity. The stone has a vitreous luster and measures a 7 on the Mohs scale rating of hardness.

 

The stone is ideal for engraving due to the hardness and the ability to cut into designs. It is widely used to craft jewellery and ornamentation.

 

 

 

 
Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
Smoky Quartz is a variety of Quartz, varieties of Smoky Quartz include;

 

  • Morion
  • Cairngorm

 

 

 
Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrational frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Smoky Quartz crystals.

 

Mental: Smoky Quartz strengthens the rational thought process, enhancing from a realistic and pragmatic perspective.
 
Emotional: Smoky Quartz is an aid to relaxation. It acts as a tension release and helps to manage stress.
 
Physical: Smoky Quartz fortifies the nerves and provides relief from pain. It helps to relive pressure and tenseness from the shoulders, back and neck.
 

 

Crystal Chart – Smoky Quartz

 

Crystal: Smoky Quartz
Mineralogy: Brown Crystal Quartz
Geometric form: Trigonal
Formation: Primary
Family: Quartz
Birthstone: Smoky Quartz is associated with the Astrological signs of Scorpio, Sagittarius and Capricorn.
Appearance: Conchoidal fracture with an indistinct cleavage and vitreous luster. Smoky Quartz has a Mohs Scale rating of 7.
Aura: Smoky Quartz is a powerful stone in working with energies as it methodically absorbs negative energy and draws higher level energy into the realms of reality.
Colour: Brown, gray smoky hues.
Chakra: Smoky Quartz is associated primariliy with the Root Chakra as it channels higher level energies into manifestations of reality. It is also associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

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Carnelian


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Origin

The Carnelian crystal is a perfect pick-me-up stone. It is largely found in India and derives from a mineral of the Quartz family known as Chalcedony (Cryptocrystalline). Its name descends from the Latin word meaning flesh coloured. The stone is an agate class of chalcedony bearing protection energies. This second chakra stone varies from deep brown red to red orange hues.

Carnelian was once considered strictly the property of the noble class. People who held high social statuses were buried with this stone. Carnelian is one of the oldest stones used for jewellery dating back to 3000 BCE and was found in Egyptian tombs. It is one of the oldest protection stones acting as a guardian from negative forces and activates the first three chakras to bring a surge of life force and creative energies.

Carnelian is found primarily in India as well as various sites in South America, Brazil, India, Siberia and Germany. It is a variety of chalcedony. The most favourable are deep red to red orange hue in colour.

Carnelian is very similar to Sard which is harder and darker but are both varieties of the silica mineral chalcedony and coloured by impurities of iron oxide. Carnelian is formed by silica-rich water percolating through cavities and fissures in volcanic rock. It does not have a typical lattice, usually found in quartz, it is formed from the dissolving of other minerals containing silicates. The packed fibres form in concentric circles or parallel bands,

Physical

Physically Carnelian increases blood circulation, aids sexual anxieties and alleviates problems with the liver, spleen, kidneys and bladder. It improves the quality of blood, stimulates the small intestines, metabolism, circulation and blood flow.

Emotional

It is a crystal of courage, vitality, sexuality, action and confidence. The stone promotes positive life choices, increases self-esteem, creativity and acts as a motivation for success. It enhances the energies for creating your dreams into a reality.

It promotes idealism, a sense of community and pragmatism. It encourages vigour, courage, stability and good moods.

Mentally Carnelian aids mediation, analytical skills and concentration. It aids memory including recalling past lives. It is one of the most healing crystals for healing trauma, stress and emotional wounds which have accumulated in the etheric body and are manifesting as physical properties

Attributes

Specifications

Mineral : Chalcedony
Geometric Form : Secondary
Formation : Cryptocrystalline
Family: Quartz
Colour Ray: Orange
Birthstone: July / Virgo
Appearance: Dull greasy silky waxy orange
Aura: Orange
Colour: Orange red yellow brown black
Chakra: Sacral

 

 

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Chalcedony


Chalcedony – International Crystals Encyclopedia https://www.gemzworld.com/

 

 
 
Originthe place or situation from which something comes, the beginning of something’s existence, the point from which it starts out, the thing from which it is ultimately derived.
Chalcedony is composed of very fine intercations of the quartz and moganite minerals which makes Chacedony a cryptocrystalline form of Silica. Quartz and Moganite both come from the Silica mineral however they have varients in structure, quartz being trigonal and moganite being monoclinic.

 

Chalcedony forms in masses and can also be found in the Geode formation.

 

All crystals belong to a different group according to the basis of the relationships of their axes. There are 7 systems and 32 classes of symmetry. Chalcedony crystals, as a result of the intertwining of Quartz and Moganite, belong to both the Trigonal and Monoclinic systems.

 

 
Historythe past considered as a whole, the whole series of past events connected with someone or sometihing, a continuous typically chronological record of importance.
There are many accounts of how Chalcedony was given the name. Some say it derived from the town of Chalcedon in Asia Minor and others associate it with the Greek word Khalkedon which is found in the Book of Revelation.

It is a hapax legmemon which means that the word appears only once and is not found anywhere else so it is unclear whether the stone is actually the same stone we know today.

 

The actual name, Chalcedony, derives from the Latin chalcedonius and it is found in Pliny the Elder’s Naturalis Historia where it is referred to as a term for a translucid form of Jaspis. Jaspis is an opaque, impure type of silica.

 

The Mediterranean region used Chalcedony as early as the Bronze Age and it was widely used along the Central Asian trading routes. It was popular  as hot wax would not stick to it so it was often used to make impressions for seals.

 

In the 19th Century the area of Idar Oberstein in Germany became the largest global chalcedony processing centre, receiving agates from as far as Latin America.

 

 

 

 
Specificationthe act of describing or identifying something precisely, a detailed description of the design and materials used to make something.
Chalcedony can be found as a translucent or semi-transparent stone with a somewhat waxy or vitreous lustre.

 

It is a hard stone, with a Mohs scale rating of 6-7 yet it is more soluble than Quartz due to its fine grain structure (cryptocrystalline) and its high surface area to volume ratio.

 

Chalcedony can be found in a number of semi-precious stones and is widely available.

 
Varietiesa number or range of things of the same general class that are different or distinct in character or quality.
There are many different varieties of Chalcedony as it appears in some form in most semi-precious gemstones. The main types include and are not limited to;

 

  • Agate
  • Aventurine
  • Carnelian
  • Crysoprase
  • Heliotrope
  • Moss Agate
  • Mtorolite
  • Onyx

 

 

 
Esoteric Attributesa quality or feature as characteristic of or possed by something.
Crystals by their very nature are able to receive and focus energy in different ways. Their molecular structure enables them to be used to amplify and convert energy and hence crystals have been used for centuries to aid healing and transmute energy both in the metaphysical and physical world.

 

Because each crystal family has different formational backgrounds, each also has different vibrtional frequencies that can be harnesed and used for specific purposes. Each therefore have specific qualities that can be used to help a person heal on the many different levels of their being.

 

The following is a list of healing attributes associated with Chalcedony crystals.

 

Mental: Chalcedony crystals have a calming influence and aids in the inward radiation of that calmness. It also helps to relax attention.
 
Emotional: Chalcedony is a great aid to the acceptance of change and new situations. The crystal gives strength in overcoming resistance.
 
Physical: Chalcedony is a great strength in the healing of diabetes. It also alleviates the sensitivity sometimes felt as the weather changes. For new mothers, Chalcedony can help to stimulate milk production.
 

 

Crystal Chart – Chalcedony

 

Crystal: Chalcedony
Mineralogy: Fibrous Quartz – Silcon dioxide, SiO2
Geometric form: Trigonal & Monoclinic
Formation: Primary | Secondary
Family: Silicate
Birthstone: Chalcedony is associated with the Astrological signs of Cancer and Sagittarius.
Appearance: Translucent and semi-transparent with a waxy or vitreous lustre.
Aura: Chalcedony Crystals soak up all negativity and releases positive harmony to provide balance across the mind and spirit. It stimulates the channels of communication and telepathy with the spirit world.
Colour: Colours range from blue, pink red and white.
Chakra: Chalcedony is an aid to a variety of Chakras dependant on the colour of the crystal.

 

 

 

International Crystals – References and resources:

 

Michael Gienger, Healing Crystals, Earthdancer Books, 2009

The Columbia Encyclopedia, Crystal, 6th ed. 2014

World of Earth Science, Quartz, 2003

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, Crystal Healing, 2001

http://gemstone-dictionary.com/birthstones-by-month.php

New Oxford American Dictionary

 

 

 

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