Amethyst #6 Thumbnail Specimen (Zambia)
*This is a very small miniature, known as a thumbnail specimen. Please examine scale photo and consider dimensions carefully.* Thumbnail specimens are mounted in small display boxes known as perky boxes, and contain locality information. They are designed so that they are ready for display, or may be unmounted for any use including jewelry supply. An ideal and efficient tiny treasure, for any collection!
Mineral Name: Amethyst
Locality: Southern Province, Zambia.
Dimensions: 0.85" x 0.62" (22mm x 16mm)
Characteristics of this specimen: This is a dark purple amethyst mini crystal cluster on matrix--some minor damage and abrasions may remain as it is not polished or shaped.
Amethyst is the purple quartz variety, and has been known and used for ornamental and healing properties since the earliest human cultures. It is found throughout the world in significant deposits, which vary greatly in appearance--examples include Brazil, Uruguay, Mexico, Namibia, Zambia, and more.
Care Notes: Amethyst should not be displayed for prolonged periods in sunlight, as its color can fade.
Healing Keywords: Amethyst--the purple quartz variety. Amethyst is associated with the crown chakra, with spiritual guidance and higher self. Amethyst is thought to protect and purify, while supporting dreams. It is also believed to aid one in releasing negative habits and attachments.
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