Geodes form with chance and time: it takes a rounded cavity in sedimentary formations and dissolved silicates or carbonates to deposit on the inside surface. The forming process spans thousands of years until the layers of minerals will build crystals that eventually fill the cavity. In this way, geodes are tiny caves, small geological models of the grand forming process.
Depending on what minerals make up the geode, they will contain different crystals among which: quartz, amethyst, celestite, calcite, and selenite. The most common crystals to find in geodes are clear quartz and amethyst.
Some of the particularities of geodes are that these:
One of the crystals found in geodes is clear quartz, but quartz comes in many colors. Amethyst is the purple variety of quartz lining the inside of a geode. An amethyst geode is formed inside igneous volcanic rocks called basalts.
Natural amethyst forms over millions of years, which makes it so precious. Because they are sometimes prehistoric, amethyst geodes carry energetic information from all of those years.
Amethyst geodes can help you with:
The brownish or black crystal may occur in cavities and vugs forming geodes. Amethyst grows on top of rock crystals or smoky quartz in the geode's forming process. The uniqueness of a geode increases if gemmy calcites exist atop the smoky quartz, a gemstone itself. Geodes with both smoky quartz and amethyst crystals or their transitional stages are a rarity.
Natural irradiation of silicon dioxide gives the smoky quartz its distinctive color. It can be almost entirely transparent or nearly opaque.
You can wear smoky quartz-like jewelry or place it around the house to:
As all stones and crystals are unique, there are no two geodes or crystals alike. Therefore, there are no similar experiences when connecting with a geode or a crystal.
We source our stones directly from the mines and collaborate with crystal dealers who bring high-quality stones directly to our shop.
At the Village Rock Shop, you'll find a wide variety of geodes and unique crystals, we will gladly assist you in choosing the right ones for your needs.
If you can not find the gems or stones you are looking for on our website, feel free to contact us, we might have those gemstones in our store, or we can order them for you.