This is an amazing 1 oz, 1.5” by 1.3” by 1” unusual amethyst from Karur, India. Basically she is a cluster of two semi-spherical mounds of sparkling amethyst crystals sitting on a glittery plate of quartz and spheroids of hematite. This arrangement is called a “pine” because of the resemblance to a pinecone or pineapple. Now, she really confounded my camera and in spite of many efforts, she did not yield her true beauty to the camera, but I think you will be beguiled in person. There is one larger, dominant pine with a petite one next to it. The base is regular crystals, many of which are embedded with the hematite, some heavily. She fits nicely in a folded hand and what a heady crystalline musk she exudes! Give her a chance and she will totally delight you – and don’t forget the loupe to explore her intricacy!
Karur is in southern India and is known for its lush scenery and ancient temples. It 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 fact, so much of the mine production is used to produce these beads, that little intact material ever leaves India. This area has had further hardships as a result of the Asian Tsunami in 2004, making further supplies unlikely for a long time, if ever. This shipment is extremely varied and really shows off the splendid form, variety and energy of these amazing crystalline beings.
This Spirit is not like the Brazilian amethyst flowers – her energy is stronger and more pure. I tried using her over the Third Eye and rotating her – WOW! Every position has a different energy! And then I tried the Heart Chakra – double WOW! The Karur energy has a very unique signature and here it is, in different form and pouring forth from a multitude of points! This is a Spirit for one seeking the Violet Flame and wanting to experience it in its fullness. She comes with great responsibility, however, for once the Flame is activated, it is the Soul’s role to work with it in celebration of the Light. She is a wonderful Spirit and a great source of enlightenment!
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Glittering Rare Karur Smoky Amethyst “Pines” With Hematite