When it comes to geodes, there are many beautiful geode types you can get access to.
You will notice a range of different geode types, including
Click play on the video below to see a range of beautiful geode types.
Some of the most impressive geodes are kept in science museums, mineral shows, or in rock shops and art galleries.
These are truly the most impressive geodes you will find anywhere in the world.
You only have to do an image search online to see how ginormous some of these geodes are.
The popularity of geodes goes without saying as they are some of the most beautiful things to come out of the earth.
When people come to visit our Sydney crystal display, the thing they are most impressed with is the geode caves.
They are truly breathtaking.
What makes geodes so spectacular is the fact they are in a unique formation with beautiful purple amethyst cluster points combined with calcite points and other minerals. Together, these have formed incredible cluster points to create these beautiful Amethyst cathedral geode caves.
Some of these geode caves range in size up to 2 metres tall or even higher while others are more petite and beautiful and can be placed on your desk in your office or around your home.
Today we're going to take a look at the variety of geode types available, so let's get started.
The first type of geode is the Amethyst geode cave.
Typically these are commonly found in a few locations around the world with Brazil being the main one, but you will also find Amethyst geode caves, reasonably plentiful in Uruguay too.
What you'll note with Uruguayan ones is the cluster points are a lot smaller, and the purple is a lot deeper.
Other Amethyst geode caves can be found in Mexico and Namibia.
The thing that distinguishes these geode types is the Amethyst. The deep purple amethyst you see within the beautiful cave structure, plus an agate band around the outside. And often the surrounding agate is beautifully polished.
The beautifully polished agate adds to the appeal of this geode type.
If you ever get a chance to go to the Tucson Gem & Mineral Expo, you will see some of the most impressive amethyst geode caves in the world. Not only that, but you will see the largest geode caves there too.
The geode cathedrals are the same as the geode caves except some like to call them a cathedral.
There is no doubt that a cathedral (church) is both impressive from the outside and incredible inside too. Same with the Amethyst geode cathedrals, which is why they likely got called a cathedral.
One fascinating and slightly rare type of geode is the amethyst geode pairs.
Quite incredibly, these are one large amethyst geode cave that the excavators have deemed big enough and worthy enough to cut in half. This creates the pair.
The thing is, not all geodes can be cut in half to create the pair.
Firstly, you need a geode cave deep enough to allow it. Plus, you want both sides to be fairly symmetrical in size and shape.
This is what makes amethyst geode pairs genuinely spectacular. Not only are geodes unique, but to get a pair of amethyst geode caves is impressive.
Uruguayan amethyst geodes are a little harder to come by. Most Uruguayan amethyst pieces are too expensive when viewed as a big geode like the Brazillian ones mentioned above.
The image below captures a lovely Uruguayan amethyst geode cave, but it is a small one. What the image doesn't quite capture is how deep it is. I tried to capture it from the side to get a sense of it but below is the best I could do.
You will notice the quality crystal shops like Earth Inspired Gifts here have a wide range of Uruguayan amethyst clusters with an occasional geode shape.
Another common type of geode is the Agate geode.
You will find these quite plentiful around the world. Agate geodes are usually polished and carved, so they can stand upright to display the geode cluster part.
You'll see some agate geodes on this page and a favourite of many crystal lovers are the blue agate geodes.
In the middle, they have a little cluster component.
These are very beautiful, and when the agate is dyed into various colours like blue, green, teal, pink or purple, it makes for quite a beautiful colourful display.
One of the most popular types of agate geodes are those used as bookends.
People like to grab the coloured Agate geodes and use them as bookends.
Not only are they beautiful, but they're heavy enough to hold your books in place.
Your books make you look smart and educated and the geodes make for a stunning talking piece. You are winning on multiple fronts.
In all seriousness, agate bookends are a well thought out gift idea for friends and family who love nature and have a lovely collection of books.
The truth is, every home has books. From children's books to the all-time classic reads. Why not present them in a beautiful set of agate bookends.
One of the more fun types of geodes are the ones that look like large round rocks, and then you break them in half.
These are a combination of quartz with calcite inside, and so they look quite beautiful.
You'll notice on our website, we have a selection of these geodes which have been broken open, and we call them friendships stones or friendship geodes.
The reason they're called friendship stones is very similar to a friendship ring.
You give your friend one half of the ring, and you keep the other half, which is to symbolise your strong friendship.
When it comes to friendship stones, you do the same thing except one person keeps half the geode pair, and you keep the other half.
You can get these in a combination of different colours, and they can be dyed purple, pink, green, teal, and you can get the natural ones which you'll notice are plain white (quartz & calcite).
If you are fortunate enough to go hunting for geodes, you may have the opportunity to find a geode that is a hundred per cent intact.
You then use your tools to break it open. Often these are in a chain, and you tighten the chain and then it splits in half.
You can click play on the video below to see how this has done.
As you can see, there are a wide variety of geode types available for purchase, and they make truly spectacular displays in any home office or museum.
Not only that, but many hotels use them in their foyer as a beautiful display for when people first walk in.
They are truly eye-catching, and if you get a 30 to 50 or a hundred kilos geocode a large geocode cave, they are quite stunning in Dade.
In conclusion, there you have a handful of geode types available to you.
Some of them have a geo structure inside. Then they make a great alternative for gifts or your Home Office.
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