4 Crystal Images
Today we have an amazing collection of Crystal Images! The illustrations seen below were scanned from a recent addition to my collection. Filled with all kinds of Stones and Plants, it is a splendid Circa 1890 German Natural History Book! I can’t wait to share them all with you! One of the reasons why I love crystals is that they are said to have different healing properties. They have such a nice variety of shapes and pretty colors as well! Researching as I was writing the descriptions, I made a semi-educated guess as to what each stone is. All are nice rock pictures to use in your craft or DIY Projects. They would all be fun for your Collage or Card Making projects as well!
This is a beautiful Vintage Rock Crystals Image!! Shown above is a beautiful chunk of pale tan and chocolate brown along with grey and black crystals. I think it is a Smoky Quartz crystal. The fragmentation is caused by natural irradiation.
Featured above is an Interesting Vintage Clear Crystal Image!! Shown is a beautiful Crystal Clear rock that has a geometric type cube shape to it. I believe it might be Aegirine, which is also known as Acmite. Aegirine is named after Aegir, the Norse God of the sea. Sometimes it is called Acmite, meaning point or edge. It does have a very clear square off edge almost like an ice cube. Aegirine is found in columnar and prismatic crystal forms. You can see brownish yellow striations in the rock! Such a pretty piece!
This is an Interesting Vintage Blue Crystal Image!! Filled with all sorts of resplendent cubed shaped Blue Crystals, it is a beautiful shiny black rock. This one was really hard to find. I think this beautiful rock is Melanite, which has a nice lustre that gives the rock its glossy and highly refractive look. A fun fact: If it is melanite, reaction to a magnet would occur because melanite contains iron.
Here we have a beautiful Purple Rose Rock Crystal Image!! This is a beautiful chunk of rosy purple crystals that I am almost positive is Amethyst. Amethyst is a member of the quartz family with a ‘trigonal’ crystal system. It is the birthstone for February. I can see the triangular shapes in the image, can’t you? Its purple color comes from trace amounts of iron and aluminium in the rocks. How does iron and aluminum make such a nice purple color? Further research is needed to answer that question! TEE HEE. Amethyst can range in color from lilac pink, to purple red, to deep purple. I am quite fond of the rose purple color of this rock. Beautiful!
I hope you enjoyed this fun curated collection of Crystal Images!! You might also like the Over 240 Images in our Natural History Archives HERE!