Tuesday, 23 November 2010
Brazilian Quartz Crystal Pendant
I bought these crystals years ago at the Brantford Lapidary & Mineral Club show in February. I miss that show, you could pick up the coolest stuff, things that aren't available at the big suppliers. On the advice of Joanie, my dear late mentor who was into Reiki, I soaked the crystals in a bowl of water and sea salt, and then dried them in the sun to purify them. She said all quartz crystals should be purified to rid them of negative energies.
This one has a good six-sided point at the bottom, a "ghost" or "shadow" towards the top and is milky at the growing end. Also according to Joanie, all crystals should be wrapped only in silver because any other metal would dissipate the energies. As usual, I wrapped this one in Argentium because I like the low-tarnish properties and the absence of copper in the alloy. You can find it at my Artfire shop.