Place one at the entrance of your home, your bedside table, or your work space, and enjoy it while it works its magic. These Agate “eyes” are incredibly powerful protective crystalline “watchdogs.” The eye has long been a symbol of watchfulness, and in the metaphysical community, these crystals are energetically protective. Amethyst and Agate are understood to be protective on their own – but the eyes offer an additional dimension. My absolute favorite application of these magical free forms is placing one near the entrance of a home – facing the eye towards the front door – and blessing and requesting the crystal to watch over your home and its inhabitants. Smudge with palo santo, sweet grass, or another purifyer of your choice, close your eyes, and hold your “evil eye” in both hands or to your third eye. Ask for its service in protection, being a quiet guardian over your home and family. My personal front door altar has one of these very crystals upon it 🙂
When these properties are combined with natural crystal geodes, they offer an additional property of purification. Geodes are understood to absorb, hold, and then filter negative energies, and send it back out purified and cleansed. This is why crystal enthusiasts like to cleanse their crystals by placing them inside of geodes!
These incredible protective “Evil Eye” Agate and Amethyst free forms are divine – there’s simply no other word to describe them. Each one has been expertly carved around the amethyst’s natural growing pattern, creating breathtaking caves, tunnels and druzies within. Each one is 100% completely NATURAL and totally unique. You will never see two exactly the same!
You will receive the exact semi polished free form Agate and Amethyst “Evil Eye” pictured. It measures nearly 10 inches tall, 9 inches wide, and over 3 inches deep. This is the single LARGEST Agate eye and amethyst crystal piece we have ever seen OR carried and it weighs well over 20 lbs!! This monumental freeform has been expertly polished on one side to reveal the beauty of the agate and the crystals (amethyst that thinks it is clear quartz, as is the case here!). It has over a dozen very dark blue distinct agate “eyes,” and gorgeous, rainbow-filled crystals growing from each agate core, where they meet and create more crystals. The caves within are epic and breathtaking. This piece is cut flat on the bottom (“cut base”), so it stands sturdily for display as it is pictured and is one of the most spectacular AA quality Agate Eye formations to come out of Las Torres, in Artigas, Uruguay.
Agate is the name given to banded chalcedony, a member of the quartz family and found all over the world. Agate is found in literally every color of the rainbow imaginable, so it’s highly unlikely to find two identical pieces – they are all so unique! Metaphysically, agate is a softer vibration stone, and is highly regarded for its harmonizing and strengthening properties. Historically, it’s a stone of strength and stability – it’s grounding in a warm way, and incredibly protective. These pieces make wonderful travel or meditation stones, or to carry in a purse, travel bag, or car! It’s great to ease anxiety, stress, and release resentments. Agate is also a wonderful stone for children, as it has a very soft and subtle energy, but is still stabilizing and strengthening. It helps give one courage and dispel fears.
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. It is a classic stone, and one of the oldest crystals to work with humans. 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 can fade when left in direct sunlight for long periods of time. 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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Disclaimer: Please note that none of the information in these listings is meant to replace medical advice. We are NOT doctors. Please consult your doctor, counselor, or social worker for assistance with any physical or mental health concerns. Crystals, gems and minerals are NOT a replacement for healthcare treatment. They are for for external use only. Please use caution with crystals placed against the skin. Do your own research to see if crystals are safe to be turned into jewelry.