Here is an absolutely gorgeous agate tower, showcasing a purple pocket of amethyst. You get the best of both worlds with their specimen! Classic banding as seen among agates, paired with mini lavender crystals. This specimen is sure to catch attention whether it is!
Agate is a combination of chalcedony and quartz. It is easily recognizable by its multitude of colors and banding. Some of the most common formations of agates occur in geodes. These are cavities of gas that are eventually filled with fluids high in silica, allowing the formation of agate to take place. These geodes are then cut and polished to show their banding and crystals within them to be put on display. Agates have been used for decorative purposes as far back as 5000 years ago. Agate specimens are commonly dyed unnatural colors such as blue, purple, and pink to help showcase their banding.
Amethyst is arguably the most popular mineral known to man. Many people are familiar with the beauty of its purple hues. Amethyst is a variation of quartz that contains trace amounts of iron. When the mineral is exposed to radioactive gamma rays, it is irradiated, producing the purple color we know and love. The saturation of the amethyst depends on the amount of iron present.
Amethyst is a near-perfect health stone. It is used for relieving nightmares and insomnia. It enhances focus in both meditation and protection from psychic attacks. Amethyst is often used to help soothe the nervous system.
Agates are often considered a stone of courage and strength. It is used to enhance mental functions while keeping us clear in both the mind and heart.
Size: 5.0 x 2.3 x 1.7 in.
Weight: 15.95 oz
You will receive the tower pictured. Colors may vary based on screen size and resolution.