INSIDE: Amethyst Geodes are one of the most alluring crystals on Earth and there are multitude different types. Let's discover all the variations of the purple geode.
The word “geode,” meaning “shape of the earth” in Greek, is used to describe a rock formation that is hollowed out and lined on the inside with crystals that resemble six-sided pyramids.
Geodes have a tough exterior wall that is able to withstand the outside pressures better than the nearby bedrock. This enables them to survive and form over thousands, sometimes millions, of years as the bedrock fragments away with time.
The enchanting allure and beauty of purple geodes is indisputable. The captivating crystals glisten at any size or shape, but the larger they get, the more they seem like something out of this world.
Most often found in South America, Amethyst Geodes can vary in size from a few inches to the largest being found measuring in at 22 feet tall and over 26,000 pounds!
Differing in shape just as much as size, geodes have the appearance of common rocks until they are opened to reveal their breathtaking beauty. Deep purple Amethyst, which is sometimes dotted with flawless white Calcite crystals or surrounded with vibrantly colorful Agate, are wonders of nature that never fail to disappoint.
What is the Mystical Purple Geode?
Some people call it purple quartz, but its real name is Amethyst. No matter the name, everyone who has seen it, in pictures or in person, will say it’s quite possibly the most beautiful crystal cluster formation they've ever seen.
Amethyst healing properties range from physical, mental, emotional, and even metaphysical. Physically, it is believed to strengthen the immune system, improve endocrine function, and regulate hormones.
On the mental and emotional side, the purple quartz can increase serenity and calmness. Spiritually, it can help us tap into our intuition.
12 Variations of the Purple Quartz Geode
Each variation of purple geodes have their own unique properties, yet all with generally the same healing and aesthetic features. Which type someone considers best is only dependent on personal preference and the location at which it is placed.
Amethyst Cathedral Geode
These Amethyst Cathedral Geodes get their name from being shaped like the common arch of a cathedral. They are usually the larger types of Amethyst Geodes that can be found on the market, but they can can come in all sizes.
The cathedral shape is more noticeable and effective in the larger sizes, but smaller Amethyst Cathedrals have exactly the same benefits as their larger counterparts; their energy just emits in a smaller area.
A large cathedral may be able to fill your whole home with its healing powers, while a smaller cathedral geode may only be suitable for a room.
Quite possibly the one aspect that makes large cathedral geodes so sought after is the understanding that the larger the purple quartz geode is, the longer it took to form, with some being created over the span of millions of years.
Amethyst Geode Pair
This style is made when the purple geode is cut equally in half and both sides are sold as a unit. For the most part, they mirror each other, yet each side has its own uniquenesses and personality.
Pairs are perfect when utilizing Amethyst for its abilities to reduce insomnia and increase the quality of your sleep. Placing one on each side of the bed causes a sort of echoing effect between the two, boosting the healing powers two-fold.
Hand-Held Purple Geode
This type of geode is much smaller in comparison to the Geode Pair and Cathedral Geode, but no less effective or attractive. Small geodes are perfect for a bookshelf, work desk, or coffee table in the home or office.
To utilize the benefits of Amethyst wherever you go, hand-held geodes are the perfect option. You can enjoy benefits like improved blood flow, reduced arthritis and headaches, and a calm body on-the-go.
Amethyst Geode Clusters
Clusters are thought to be one of the most potent forms of energy-altering crystals. That is because the multiple points sprouting from the singular base all work together to quickly clear negative energy. For this reason, they are perfect purple geodes to place in high-traffic areas.
Amethyst Druzy Geode
Druzy Geodes, also known as druse, drusie, and drusy, are found in South America, Europe, Africa, and the U.S. Their sparkly sugar-like crystals enable them to reflect more light and glisten more than normal amethyst clusters.
They are formed by very small groups of Amethyst crystals and they’ll usually be found near water. This is because the crystals are formed when evaporated water leaves minerals on the surface of a stone and those minerals left behind form druzy crystals.
The word druzy by definition means a group of crystals that forms on the surface of another stone.
Amethyst Geode Cave
Amethyst Geode Caves are similar to Amethyst Cathedrals, however they form more of a deep cave appearance than an open arch. They have a smaller opening that reveals a cave of crystals inside a more circular shape.
Amethyst Geode Heart
An Amethyst Geode Heart has been shaped as such to remind us of how Amethyst is able to transform negative energy into pure love. Usually place on a stand, these charmingly-shaped geodes connect with the crown chakra and open the third eye to enrich our intuitive abilities and spiritual awareness.
Amethyst Geode Slice
An Amethyst Geode Slice is special by way of its shape. Resembling a disc-shape or a donut, it gives a front and back view of every layer of the geode, from the outer-most shell to the middle. The slice is without a doubt the most appropriate style to view the magnificence of each and every layer in the Amethyst Geode.
These types of geodes are created by cutting through the whole piece, instead of cutting it in half, as is done with Amethyst Cathedrals.
Agate-Rimmed Amethyst Geodes
Agate forming on the inside of the outer shell of a geode is rather uncommon. In these cases, complete removal of the outer shell is possible, revealing a different type of attractiveness not usually seen in other types of Amethyst Geodes.
The healing powers of these Agate-rimmed purple geodes is two-fold, with the abilities of Amethyst combined with Agate.
Purple Geodes With Calcite Formations
Amethyst Geodes with Calcite formations are quite rare due to the multiple temperatures needed during the time of formation. Calcite formations found in the hollows of the geode work as powerful amplifiers of energy and you get to enjoy the healing properties of both Amethyst and Calcite.
Amethyst Geode Table
If you are a fan of larger purple geode pieces, an Amethyst Geode Table will definitely be one of your favorites at first glance. The orientation of the geode opening faces upward with a piece of glass on top, allowing for more light to enter, which can enhance the stunning deep purple color that Amethyst Geodes are known for.
The crystal formations in an Amethyst Geode Table are also usually set deeper into the rock, which allows the positive energy they emit to be amplified as they move in, out, and around the table.
Purple Geode Jewelry
Amethyst jewelry has been revered and put to use throughout history by royalty and religious leaders alike. Due to larger pieces not being found as regularly back then as they are nowadays, the smaller, jewelry-sized geodes were considered precious stones more-so than they are now.
Some would consider the unique and attractive purple color reason enough to wear purple geode jewelry, but the appearance combined with the healing benefits gives even more reasons to adorn yourself with these treasures.
Every purple Amethyst Geode ever formed since the beginning of time, found or undiscovered, is completely unique. Just as unique as the geodes themselves are those of us using them for different reasons to benefit from their supernatural healing powers.
The one thing we all share in common is a love and appreciation for these natural wonders of the world.
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