BACK in stock and now on the SITE! These gorgeous amethyst and clear quartz offering bowls have sold like hot cakes in our social media live sales, and I’m so excited to offer them to you through the website! Each bowl is fair trade hand carved out of amethyst or clear quartz, and comes with the highest grade larimar chips, measured out for each bowl – as our gift to you!
Use offering bowls by filling with salt to cleanse and protect; herbs for incorporating plant magic onto your altar; or use filled with the larimar chips to hold your jewelry or incense. They make incredibly beautiful gifts for anyone, and are lovely just as they are. The ways to work with these beauties is endless, and they’re a Crystal Lion exclusive!
This listing is for ONE (1) Amethyst bowl with larimar chips, or Clear Quartz bowl with chips. Each bowl comes with its own measured larimar chips ready for gift giving or your own magical work! Bowls measure approximately 2 inches diameter.
*Please note: Larimar’s beautiful blue color is photosensitive (sensitive to sunlight) and WILL FADE if left in direct sunlight. Please store your Larimar AWAY from direct sun to preserve its color!
Larimar is one of the best healing crystals in the world. It reminds me of the sparkling, bright blue waters of the Caribbean, catching the sunlight and illuminating the silky sand on the ocean floor below. The colors initially drew me in, as they remind me of the Florida Keys water, my home, but the enchanting metaphysical properties, and immense potential for healing, are what hooked me for life – and I know I’m not alone! Larimar is a truly healing and soothing stone, and I wanted to share this ethereal and enchanting crystal with each of you!
Larimar is one of the most unique stones on the planet, an incredibly rare variety of Pectolite, and I have been hunting tirelessly for Larimar in a form suitable for substantial crystal healing (other than cabachons and jewelry making pieces), and I am thrilled to say I have finally found a WONDERFUL supplier! I’m able to source highest grade tumbles in various sizes, as well as spheres, slabs, and carvings from a fair trade supplier. The artisans who carve these stones are paid fair wages, given health benefits, and many have worked for the company for well over a decade. Here at the Crystal Lion, these factors are critical – we ONLY purchase from suppliers or miners who can confirm their practices care for human rights as well as environmental concerns in the mining and carving of their crystals, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Larimar is only mined in the Dominican Republic. This rare variety of Pectolite grows in cavities within balsaltic lava, and much like the way other bright turquoise or teal minerals (turquoise, chrysocolla, shattukite, etc.) grow with copper, so too does Larimar, giving its vibrant blue and turquoise hues. At times, Larimar grows with hematite and oxidizes, causing brown, red, or copper colored inclusions that contrast vividly against the bright sky blues and whites of the stone.
Because it was born of water (ocean) and fire (volcanic lava), this stone balances the polarities of these elements, and in turn helps us balance them ourselves.
Metaphysically, Larimar cools tempers and has a calming effect on its keeper. And no wonder, considering the unique conditions under which it grows! It carries with it significant ocean energy, a melding of sea and sky, honoring the vast beauty, salt, and heat of the Caribbean where it comes from. Some crystal keepers believe it holds ancient wisdom from lost civilizations, such as Atlantis and Lemuria, and its other names include “Atlantis Stone” or “Dolphin Stone.”
Larimar helps us release emotional bonds that no longer serve us. It’s a beautiful stone for helping us to regulate our emotions, heal the heart, and open the throat chakra – it’s a powerful communication aid! It’s nurturing, physically and emotionally, and indeed, it’s one of the few stones to help with Post Partum Support. It’s a powerful meditative aid, and connects us to the Divine Feminine – but this is not a stone only for women! In fact, it’s an incredibly powerful stone for men or those who identify as male.
Larimar is serenity in solid form. Placed in the home, it emanates tranquility, and works to give your home or sacred space’s energy a soothing atmosphere. It helps release long-seated fears, and assists those who have a fear of hospitals, health care, and doctors. It’s especially helpful for new parents and easing the transition to parenthood.
*Please note that I am not a doctor, and crystal healing work does not substitute for medical support from your doctor or counselor.
Whether you’re an experienced crystal collector and lightworker, or a newbie to the world of rockhounding, you simply can’t go wrong with Amethyst. It is a classic stone, and it is one of the oldest stones to work with humans. I personally love unique Amethyst formations – crystal flowers, stalactites or agate eyes in the amethyst, and all in deep, dark purples, rosey blush smoky shades, and lavenders – and that is what you will find in my shop!
There’s a saying with essential oil enthusiasts: when in doubt, use lavender. Well, it’s the same with crystal lovers and rock hounds. When in doubt, use AMETHYST! (And isn’t it funny that they both present to us in shades of purple?). I’ve yet to meet a person who didn’t love amethyst. The varying purple hues are absolutely enchanting and the crystals are always glassy and glittery. Even if you’re not in it for the metaphysical properties, just having amethyst in your home enhancing the beauty and attracts awe and love.
Amethyst ranges in shades from lavender, rose and lilac to deep, rich grape (called ‘grape jelly’) . It most commonly forms in clusters or in geodes. The metaphysical properties of amethyst are plenty: it’s best known for being a calming stone (great to keep in the bedroom) that encourages sobriety – the Ancient Greeks revered the stone for this reason, and it’s name comes from the Greek “ametusthos” meaning “not intoxicated.” Today, crystal healers and rock lovers use it as an all purpose stone. It’s soothing, relieves stress, and promotes love, peace, tranquility and ease. It is highly spiritual as well, tapping into the Crown Chakra, and helping us find wisdom, hone our inner voice and sharpen our intuition. It is one of the few stones that I will definitely have in the bedroom, for its soothing, calming effect which aids sleep (for some, it can enhance dreams, too). It is an incredibly healing stone, especially on an emotional level. You can’t go wrong with having amethyst in your home, wearing it on your person, or carrying in a medicine bag. It’s another stone with highly spiritual attributes that is connected with the higher chakras, enhancing intuitive and psychic abilities, and connecting us with the spiritual realms.
**Please note: Amethyst’s vibrant purple color WILL fade if left in direct sunlight for periods of time. I would strongly advise NOT to put your amethyst on a windowsill. Please bear this in mind as you find a spot to place your amethyst.
All stones and crystals in our shop have been cleansed with our natural mountain spring water (except for those that may dissolve in water, such as selenite) and have been smudged with organic white sage, harvested sustainably and produced fairly.
Please note that crystals, minerals and fossils are a natural product and are rarely perfect. I do my best to capture each side of each piece in the photos. They are creations of Mother Nature that have weathered thousands of years in the earth and I cannot guarantee them completely. They are natural objects. All photographs are taken outside, in natural sunlight, and the photos are NEVER altered. 🙂
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