This is a glittering and lustrous 3.1 oz, 2.4" by 2.2” by 0.8” amethyst from Karur, India that is a very uncommon, fan-shaped amethyst flower. The base is a contact area and the crystals stretch out like petals and are included with tiny rutile needles and cacoxinite (a loupe will help you see them)! The effect is to give her a bit of a cinnamon color and the edges where the amethyst is lightest! Her teeny faces have marvelous glyphs on them and she is a study in miniature detail! It is said that crystals grew in Atlantis and Lemuria like flowers and seeing her, I am convinced that legend is true … just look at her and you will know!
She comes from Karur, located in southern India and known for its lush scenery and ancient temples. Karur has been an important part of the Tamil Nadu region for hundreds of years and boasts a rich and varied history. They are known for their beautiful textiles as well as brilliant gemstone beads. In face, so much of the mine production is used to produce these beads, that little intact material ever leaves India. And the really, really good news is that my supplier was able to get me more Karurs, although the supply is totally limited now as the Asian Tsunami has destroyed the Tamil Nadu region and it’s unlikely that new production will ever come from here.
Flowers of any description symbolize happiness, love and joy. With her vivid colors at the edges, she is like a flower, welcoming spring and signaling the shift from the yin times of winter to the yang times of spring. For some, this means that the flower has the ability to bridge the times of harvest and death for a glorious rebirth in the spring, linking heaven and Earth. It is this energy that she brings to her Keeper – the abundance of a full heart that has the ability to grow and bloom love and enhance Spiritual Advancement through its purity.
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Glittering, Unusual Karur Amethyst Fanned Flower with Cacoxinite, Rutile