Amethyst (Brandberg)

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Healing Properties of Brandberg Amethyst

Spiritual: Brandberg Amethyst combines the exceptionally high vibration of Amethyst with the amplifying power of Clear Quartz and the grounding strength of Smoky Quartz. It’s energy invites us to to become our Highest Self and to live with dignity and respect for ourselves and all other beings.  Brandberg Amethyst encourages us to act with integrity, courage, discernment and conviction.  It also teaches us to be compassionate, yet also just; wise as well as clever.  Brandberg Amethyst quiets the mind during meditation and helps us to stay grounded regardless of what is happening around us.  It is a wonderful stone for shamanic work, allowing us to better control powerful energies safely and to use them effectively.   It enhances our psychic gifts, and help us to tap into both our own powers as well as the infinity of the Divine.  Brandberg Amethyst is particularly good for anyone interested in exploring or enhancing energy work such as Reiki.  Brandberg Amethyst is attuned to all Chakras and astrological signs. It is connected to the Wind and Earth elements and numbers 2, 3, and 8.

Emotional: Brandberg Amethyst gently breaks up any negative energy which has become caught in our aura or other energy fields. It helps us to stay balanced, steady and serene.  Like other Amethysts, Brandberg encourages us to avoid overindulgence in all forms, this includes wallowing in self-pity or a tendency towards martyrdom.  Brandberg Amethyst helps us to identify the true root cause behind our emotions, and subsequent thoughts and actions. From there, it gives us the courage to either make necessary changes or to come to peaceful terms with what cannot be changed.  It is an excellent stone to work with during times of sorrow or depression, especially if caused by the ending of a relationships, as it helps us to stay focused on solutions and/or moving forward rather than dwelling on problems or the past. Brandberg Amethyst helps us to stay centered and relaxed within our own Personal Power and to cultivate inner peace and true contentment by living in the Now. 

Mental: Brandberg Amethyst provides us with an exquisite sense of clarity. It helps us to look at the world realistically and pragmatically, and to focus our attention on solving problems rather than obsessing over their existence.  Brandberg Amethyst stimulates both our intuitive gifts as well as our skills for logical and constructive thinking. By activating both our right and left brains, Brandberg Amethyst helps us to utilize our entire mind and use it to make the world a better place.  It helps us to accept “good enough” and to not make perfect the energy of the good. It encouraging us to follow the rule of 80/20 and other similar sensible philosophies, which focus on getting things done in an effective manner.

Physical: Brandberg Amethyst is said to reduce pain, tension, bruising and swelling, especially in the head, hands and feet. It is most often used by metaphysical healers to relieve headaches and insomnia, as well as illnesses caused by chronic stress. Due to the presence of the natural Smoky Quartz within it, Brandberg Amethyst is also recommended for cancer patient undergoing chemotherapy and is said to protect us from the ill-effects from radiation. Brandberg Amethyst is believed to clear the aura and transmute any dysfunctional energy located within the physical body, making it a wonderful healing stone for general health maintenance and preventive care.

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Mineralogy of Brandberg Amethyst

Brandberg Amethyst, Goboboseb Mts, Brandberg Area, Erongo Region, Namibia

Mineral Family: Tectosilicate

Chemical Composition: SiO2
Cleavage: None
Color: Purple, Grey, White
Crystal System: Hexagonal/trigonal
Form/Habit: Pyramidal, sometimes prismatic
Fracture: Conchoidal
Gravity:  2.7
Hardness: 7
Luminescence: Green, weak (short wave)
Luster: Vitreous
Streak: White
Transparency: Translucent to opaque

Location: While Amethyst and Smoky Quartz are found in numerous locations around the world, Brandberg Amethyst is found exclusively in Namibia.brandberg-amethyst-mine-locations

Mineral Family: Brandberg Amethyst is a unique type of Chevron Amethyst found in Namibia.  While most Chevron Amethyst only combine purple Amethyst and white Snow Quartz, Brandberg Amethyst combines purple Amethyst, grey Smoky Quartz and Clear Quartz.  Amethyst is the purple variety of Quartz, which is in turn a Silicate mineral, and belongs to the same family as Clear Quartz, Smoky Quartz, Citrine, Rose Quartz, and Prasiolite.

Amethyst Mines, Goboboseb Mountains, Namibia

Formation: All varieties of Quartz are created when liquid magma from a volcanic explosion cools down and transforms into igneous rocks. During this cooling down period, silica acid bubbles shift from being a gas/liquid into a solid compound. The bubble becomes a hollow space in the igneous rock and the silica acid becomes Quartz crystals. Trace particles of iron within the silica acid gives Amethyst its purple color, otherwise the silica acid would transform into Clear Quartz. Brandberg, and other forms of Chevron Amethyst, are created when a single bubble cools down at various rates, resulting in varying shades of purple. Bubbles which contain smaller levels of iron produce Amethysts with Clear Quartz and Snow Quartz stratification.  If Amethyst is naturally irridatated, it will turn grey and become Smoky Quartz.  Brandberg Amethyst is unique in that crystals are partially purple Amethyst and partially grey Smoky Quartz.

Mining: Brandberg Amethyst is mined in the Goboboseb Mountains, in the Brandberg area of western Namibia.  The crystals are mined by hand, in small claims near the surface of the earth.

Enhancements: Lab-created Amethyst is widely available in the fine gemstone market and is primarily used for jewelry. However, most other Amethysts, including Brandberg Amethyst, may be considered fully natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.

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Photos: Brandberg, Goboboseb Mountain Mines

History of Brandberg Amethyst

Brandberg Amethyst is a new crystal for the metaphysical community and as such was not included in any of the ancient or medieval lapidaries, texts that describe gemstones and their powers.  It may be included in some of the newest lapidaries.  It is a unique gemstone that beautifully combines purple Amethyst, grey Smoky Quartz, and Clear Quartz.

Most sources claim that Brandberg Amethyst is mined on the Brandberg, Namibia’s tallest mountain, whose name in the local languages translates to “Fire Mountain” or “The Mountain of the Gods”.  The Brandberg is a holy site for the local San (Bushmen) people and is famous for its ancient rock art.  Its distinct dome can be seen for many miles across the desert, and when viewed from space forms a perfect circle.  From a metaphysical perspective, an Amethyst from this mountain would be a rare treat indeed! But in fact, the mountain is so well respected in the region, that it is illegal to mine there.

Brandberg Amethysts and other varieties of Quartz are actually mined in the Goboboseb mountains, located approximately 35 km away from the Brandberg.  The Gobobseb Mountains and the Brandberg are part of the same mountain range, composed mainly of granite and basalt.  They formed approximately 132-135 million years ago, around the same time that the massive super-continent Pangea broke up.

Goboboseb Mountains, Namibia

Learn more: Amethyst, Smoky Quartz and Clear Quartz

Photos: Goboboseb Mountains

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  1. Sandra M. (Alaska)

    Really Nice Brandberg Amethysts.

  2. Ricky D (Ohio)

    Thank you for such a quality product. I already feel the affects of the gems. I appreciate what you do.

  3. Kathleen S. (Arizona)

    Gorgeous!!!! Thank you so much, I have it with me everywhere I go!

  4. Melissa H. (Washington)

    Always such beautiful stones, and Julie always helps to select exactly what I’m looking for 🙂 Thank you so much.

  5. Kaitlyn J. (Rhode island)

    Excellent clarity and deep rich purple color! Thank you for selecting this crystal Julie! The gift was very appreciated! 🙂

  6. Kaitlyn J. (Rhode Island)

    Such a Beautiful Rich Purple Brandberg Crystal with Shimmer and Rainbows! 🙂 Thank you Julie for choosing one that had the attributes I was hoping for! 🙂 Thanks also for the lovely tea and all the wonderful information and romance card you kindly sent along with this crystal! I am very pleased with my purchase from Moonrise Crystals! 🙂

  7. Heather L. (Florida)

    Beautiful stone, as always! Julie always delivers a superior product. Arrived quickly and securely with Julie’s sweet, personal touch.

  8. Yolanda C. (Texas)

    I received my crystal today and I love it! Thanks for the tea.

  9. Amy E. (New York)

    A most heartfelt thank you for such an elegant amethyst. I am not much of a crystals person, but I respond to this amethyst, its color, smoothness, and gentle imperfections beyond what I can put into words.

  10. Michelle V. (Georgia)

    Beautiful, thanks!

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    Wonderful seller. Item received. Thank you.

  12. Cory S. (Michigan)

    Very fast shipping and great vibration to the stone!

  13. Marne G. (New York)

    Good transaction.

  14. Rodolfo Z. (California)

    AMAZING!!. Thank you. Love it!!!

  15. Caroline B. (British Columbia)

    Excellent communication, packaging & beautiful crystals, thank you <3

  16. Mattie D. (Kentucky)

    Beautiful, An super fast delivery, Love it, thnk u

  17. Kim S. (New York)

    This stone has really grown on me. I like that it’s mined in one place in the world and I like the phantom amethyst inside the smoky quartz.

  18. Mary M. (Florida)

    GORGEOUS crystals, true to size! Arrived a lot faster from HI than expected. A++

  19. Kaitlyn J. (Rhode Island)

    A very special and sweet little piece! 🙂 Rich purple color, beautiful sheen, plus a hidden rainbow deep within the ♥ shaped tumble! Very Happy with my purchase! 🙂 Thank you so much Julie for selecting this brandy for me! Cheers! ♥

  20. Elizabeth S. (New York)

    Beautiful as always, never disappointed. Thank you so much for all your help.

  21. Kaitlyn J. (Rhode Island)

    Great transaction with a very kind & caring seller. Thank you!

  22. Jennifer S. (Colorado)

    Amazing stone! I love holding it up to the light to see the different colors or quartz. Julie always takes extra care to provide an excellent and personalized purchasing experience. Thank you!

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