Amethyst, Chevron, Natural
Amethyst, Chevron, Natural
Quantity per order: 1 crystal
Size: 1" to 1.75"
About Chevron Amethyst
Amethyst forms in the Earth's crust from the mineral quartz, one of Earth's most common minerals. The purple coloration of amethyst is due to the presence of iron and other trace elements within the quartz crystal lattice.
One of the most widely accepted theories is that amethyst forms in hydrothermal veins, fractures in the Earth's crust filled with hot mineral-rich fluids. These fluids can contain dissolved silica, the main component of quartz, and trace amounts of iron and other impurities. As the fluids cool and solidify, they form quartz crystals, which can develop the purple coloration characteristic of amethyst if the right conditions are present.
Another theory is that amethyst can form in the cavities and fractures of rocks due to precipitation from groundwater. This process is known as "secondary deposition" and can occur when water-carrying dissolved minerals seep into the ground and reacts with existing minerals. The resulting crystals can grow over time, forming amethyst geodes and other structures.
The intensity of amethyst's purple color can vary from one part of the crystal to another. These color variations, known as "color zoning," are caused by varying amounts of iron being incorporated into the crystal during different stages of crystal growth. This is what causes the "Chevron" Banding in the crystal.
Amethyst crystals grow slowly, and the composition of the fluids delivering the iron and the silica needed for crystal growth can vary. The darkest color of amethyst forms when the most significant amount of iron is incorporated into the growing crystal. That is what causes color zoning.
Metaphysical Properties of Chevron AmethystAmethyst is probably the most sought-after stone outside clear quartz and for a good reason! It connects us to our upper chakras, helping to open up our Third eye and assist in spiritual development. It is also a protective stone and can be a tremendous psychic protection amulet. Amethyst works deeply in our energy bodies to connect and align them; therefore, it is also an excellent stone for emotional balance and stress relief. Reach amethyst when going through a difficult transition, grief, or emotional imbalance. It is also an incredibly supportive stone when dealing with substance abuse, supporting you emotionally and physically.
Amethyst can also be a great companion for those looking to improve their Astral Travel ability or begin Lucid Dreaming work. It can also be used as an amulet against bad dreams (be sure to program it that way!).
Chevron Amethyst is automatically boosted due to bands of clear quartz within it. This quartz will boost all of the properties of a regular non-banded amethyst crystal and provide a stronger connection to the crown chakra. Chevron amethyst is also excellent for those dealing with both Anxiety and Depression. Some pieces may contain Hematite, which enhances the emotional balancing ability of the crystal.
|Conchoidal fracture, glassy luster, hardness
|None - typically breaks with a conchoidal fracture.