Skeletal crystals (usually the quartz family) occur when the growth of the crystal is affected by changes in the temperature or pressure that speeds the growth from the faces / edges, but does not allow enough time for the whole crystalline matrix to be completed. This leaves layers of trapped liquids or gasses to be held within the crystalline layers that have built up around the foundation of the matrix, and which can look quite amazing. (A bit like layers of thin ice that form over puddles of water in the winter!) Skeletal crystals are also categorised as elestials, but have a special energy that is much less defined than the usual elestial, seeming somehow less structured or complete. This actually makes the energy much less confined and more free-flowing, although the flow may appear to be more random and less easily directed. Accordingly this is an excellent crystal for true and free exploration, where structure and discipline might be a hindrance, rather than a help. Additionally any enhydros (trapped water / liquids) can be powerful at assisting deep emotional release and rebalancing.
Brandburg quartz - amethyst sceptre formation with deep smoky markings in etched skeletal phantom layers. The termination is clear amethyst and in...
Brandburg quartz - a beautiful example of an amethyst skeletal crystal, with very visible and deep etchings and layers. The crystal has a good...
Brandburg quartz - amethyst and smoky skeletal chunk of crystal, with some sides and faces visible. This piece shows how etched and layered...
Very pale lilac amethyst, probably once part of a larger skeletal crystal, that has been cut and polished into a classic flame shape. Lower part nice...
This clear / citrine quartz has a very pale yellow tinge. Although there is a minor ding on one side where two planes meet, its inner beauty is...
This crystal is a nicely balanced generator, with some minor skeletal aspects to its upper parts, which also contains some deep smoky phantoms. The...
This is a rare formation known as a 'sceptre' that has been polished off to reveal its core. The lower part (stem) is wonderfully clear, whilst the...
This polished tabular generator crystal has a fine clarity, and has two layers of 'negative' crystals and elongated air inclusions within, which look...
Picture shows EXAMPLES of our stock of Fenster Quartz crystals from Morocco. This is a type of quartz that grows predominantly in DT formations,...
Smoky Quartz double terminated crystal, with skeletal and layered formation. There are darker smoky phantom layers within, along with prominent areas...
Brandburg quartz - smoky quartz skeletal sceptre crystal, with smoky quartz phantoms throughout, on a clear quartz base and stem. There is also a...
Brandburg quartz - smoky quartz skeletal crystal that has grown in a sceptre formation, with part of the formation hidden by a clear quartz crystal...
Brandburg quartz - tabular twin skeletal crystal, with one side of smoky quartz and the other of clear quartz with a hint of amethyst. There are...
Brandburg quartz - smoky quartz crystal partial sceptre in a triplet formation, which has grown on a clear quartz stem. The single termination has...
Brandburg quartz - double terminated smoky elestial: one set of terminations extremely good, the other exhibiting key markings where it has been...
Brandburg quartz - smoky quartz crystal with unusual skeletal, smoky and clear quartz phantoms. The crystal has twin aspects and a second...
Brandburg quartz - smoky quartz crystal with unusual skeletal, smoky and clear quartz phantoms. Some air inclusions make this a very interesting...
Brandburg quartz - smoky quartz crystal with unusual skeletal markings on all the faces; and smoky and clear quartz phantoms inside the crystal. Size...