Amethyst, Chevron (Brazil)
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Mineralogy of Chevron Amethyst
Mineral Family: Tectosilicate
Chemical Composition: SiO2
Color: Purple and white stripes
Crystal System: Triagonal/Hexagonal
Form/Habit: Pyramidal, sometimes prismatic
Fracture: Conchoidal, very brittle
Luminescence: Green, weak (short wave)
Transparency: Transparent to translucent
Location: Chevron Amethyst is found wherever pure Amethyst is located. The most important deposits specific to Chevron Amethyst are located in India and Russia. Other deposits are located in Brazil, Canada, Madagascar, Mexico, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Sri Lanka, United States (Arizona, Colorado, Montana, and Oregon), Uruguay, and Zambia.
Mineral Family: Chevron Amethyst is a type of Amethyst, the purple variety of Quartz, which is in turn a Silicate mineral. Silicate minerals are the largest family of minerals, including more than 25% of all known minerals and 40% of all common minerals. In addition to being a major part of the Earth’s crust, Silicate minerals have also been found on the moon and in meteorites. Silicates are minerals which contain the elements Silicon (a light gray shiny metal) and Oxygen (a colorless gas). Together, these two elements form a tetrahedron – a shape similar to a pyramid – with a Silicon atom in the center and Oxygen atoms at each of the four corners. These tetrahedra connect with other chemical structures, in six different ways, to form various minerals and rocks. There are six main groups of Silicate minerals, and these main groups are further subdivided into secondary subdivisions, such as Quartz and Feldspar. Quartz is a large mineral family in its own right and its members come in every shade of the rainbow. Colorless Quartz is called Clear Quartz or Rock Crystal. Yellow Quartz is Citrine. Green Quartz is Prasiolite. Brown Quartz is Smoky Quartz. Pink Quartz is, of course, Rose Quartz. The most highly prized variety of all is Amethyst, or purple Quartz. Amethyst ranges from light violet to darkest purple. Chevron Amethyst is a type of Amethyst in which multiple shades of purple can be seen in distinctive stratification, along with transparent Clear Quartz and/or white Snow Quartz.
Formation: Chevron Amethyst is 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. Chevron Amethyst is created when a single bubble cools down at various rates, resulting in varying shades of purple. Bubbles which contain smaller levels of iron produce Chevron Amethysts with Clear Quartz and Snow Quartz stratification.
Mining: Amethyst is a highly desirable and relatively common semi-precious stone. As a result, it is the primary focus for numerous mines located around the world. While the primary focus of these mines is pure purple Amethyst, Chevron Amethyst is also mined as a matter of course.
Enhancements: Lab-created deep purple Amethyst is widely available in the fine gemstone market and is primarily used for jewelry. By contrast Chevron Amethysts are fully natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.
Synonym: Banded Amethyst
History of Chevron Amethyst
Chevron Amethyst is a relatively “new” healing stone whose properties have only recently begun to be explored. As a result, it was not included in early lapidaries, texts which describe gemstones and their powers. There are no known historical traditions specifically relating to Chevron Amethyst, but pure Amethyst has a long and detailed history.
Healing Properities of Chevron Amethyst
Spiritual: Chevron Amethyst combines the high spirituality of Amethyst, the incredible power of Clear Quartz, and the gentle support of Snow Quartz, creating a unique energy for self-reflection and personal growth. It provides us with the love and strength we need to follow our spiritual callings and can be used to heighten intuition and psychic gifts. Chevron Amethyst helps us to accept unseen forces and tap into their power. As a result, it makes a particularly good healing stone for anyone interested in spiritual/energetic healing, such as Reiki. Chevron Amethyst is attuned to the Third Eye and Crown Chakras and linked to all astrological signs. It is connected to all the elements and vibrates to the number 7.
Emotional: Chevron Amethyst breaks up negative energy, allowing it to be shaken off the aura. It has a warm and soft energy, which is gentler than pure Amethyst, helping us to feel cozy and safe. Chevron Amethyst is helpful for identifying the root causes behind negative behaviors and emotional patterns so we can make effective changes. Best of all, Chevron Amethyst teaches us to stop resisting those things which serve our Highest Good, thus allowing us to truly embrace the life and self that will bring us the greatest satisfaction and contentment.
Mental: Chevron Amethyst encourages clarity as well as positivity. It helps us to see that there is a positive solution for every problem and that struggle is not always required. It is a wonderful stone for manifestation, helping us move from merely thinking and talking about the things we wish to accomplish, to actively engaging in the work. Chevron Amethyst assists in understanding abstracts, making it a useful stone for philosophers and scientists alike.
Physical: Chevron Amethyst is said to reduce pain, tension, bruising and swelling. It is most often used by metaphysical healers to relieve headaches and insomnia. Chevron Amethyst is thought to clear the aura and transmute any dysfunctional energy located within the physical body, making Chevron Amethyst a wonderful healing stone for general health maintenance and preventive care.
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These Chevron Amethysts were mined in Brazil and tumbled in the United States.
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This price is for one stone.
You can buy a single Chevron Amethyst or several, depending on your individual needs. Each Chevron Amethyst measures approximately 1 inch at its longest length and has a unique shape with soft edges. Tumbled stones are natural products and variations are part of their beauty.
The stone I choose for you will bea visually pleasing pattern of dark purple with thin white chevrons. If you buy multiple stones, I will choose stones that look and feel particularly good together. Stones will be cleansed and smudged with sage before being shipped to you.
With their beautiful colors and clean energies, these Chevron Amethysts are perfect for crystal healing. Add them to a medicine bag, place them on an altar, use them in a crystal elixir, fashion them into jewelry, or simply carry them in your pocket.
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