Grape Agate #2 Thumbnail Specimen (Indonesia)
*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: Grape Agate
Locality: Mamuju area, West Sulawesi Province, Indonesia.
Dimensions: 0.85" x 0.73" (22mm x 19mm)
Characteristics of this specimen:
This mouth-watering specimen is totally unique: a small lavender purple cluster of bubbly grape agate, from Indonesia! Grape agate is actually a type of botryoidal amethystine chalcedony--botryoidal means globular, or grape-like clusters (fitting!). This large and substantial specimen has a unique structure and appealing and varying shades of purple. It would look equally beautiful displayed flat, as shown, or upright on a stand.
Grape agate is not a true agate at all--rather, it is an amethystine chalcedony variety (as chalcedony is also a form of quartz, the combination is a unique intergrowth of related minerals.)
Care Notes: Amethyst and chalcedony 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. Chalcedony is associated with calm, peace, and soothing energy.
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