It can awaken you to higher wisdom and connect you to guidance from beyond the physical world, but it’s just as effective as a stone for physical healing too. As well as soothing headaches and joint pain, Amethyst also has an aura of tranquillity about it.
Because of this, it’s a good crystal for stress relief, and for stopping your mind from cycling through the same handful of worries over and over again, disrupting sleep and concentration.
This is a lovely and three-dimensional display specimen of the so-called "Cactus Amethyst" or "Spirit Quartz" from South Africa. This material first hit the market in the mid 2000s, and really made a splash with collectors, especially Quartz enthusiasts. This piece features beautiful, lustrous, drusy, translucent lilac crystals of Amethyst sitting on an earlier generation of Quartz.
The terminations are isolated, while the body of the crystals have a prickly, "cactus" appearance with an overgrowth of smaller crystals along the prisms. Boekenhoutshoek is the true source for the Amethystine Quartz, erroneously marketed at first as being from the Magaliesberg Range.