Botryoidal Chalcedony (Grape Agate) from Mamuju, Indonesia
Dimension: 9cm x 8.5cm x 3.5cm
Locality: Mamuju area, Sulawesi Barat Province, Sulawesi, Indonesia
A stunning display Chalcedony specimen of the so-called "Grape Agate". A combination of fine brilliant purple radial aggregates "balls" that resemble a bunch of grapes with wonderful three-dimensional cavernous form and notably velvety luster. The spheres are singularly larger than most from the find and the color trends to more of a lighter lavender and silvery-purple hue in areas, but for the most part, it has some of the best color with the finest luster you will see in this material. Both sides are well-crystallized with a 3-dimentional structure, outstanding!
The color of Chalcedony from this locality can range from deep purple to very pale amethystine or whitish shades. Poorly colored ones sometimes get dyed to reveal a more violet colour. There are also less commonly green ones (colored by inclusions of some clay mineral), and even specimens with purple and green spherules together.
Chalcedony is great for meditation because it allows for deep and intense levels of meditation in a short period of time. It is a tranquil and gentle stone and is used to balance the energy of your body, mind, emotions and spirit. Chalcedony assists you in letting down your defences and opening your heart to peaceful cooperation, support during challenging times and encourages trust. It facilitates finding your karmic strengths.