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 skeletal crystal with very interesting etching and layering making up the skeletal formation, and a very good...
Brandburg quartz - amethyst crystal cluster with unusual layering of double terminated, skeletal and sceptre crystals. These have beautiful deep...
This little gem of a crystal has a lovely clarity, the lower part being clear quartz, the upper a nice deep amethyst in a phantom layer. It been...
This pale amethyst has deeper amethyst and smoky phantoms, and was once part of a skeletal / elestial double terminated cluster - part of which is...
Brandburg quartz - amethyst and smoky double terminated crystal with skeletal and layered formation. One termination is predominantly amethyst and...
Brandburg quartz - pale amethyst and smoky double terminated crystal that has deep smoky and darker amethyst phantoms within. The faces and sides are...
Brandburg quartz - pale amethyst crystal in partial sceptre and skeletal formation, with nice deep smoky and amethyst phantom layers, along with...
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...
This little gem has everything! Basically it is a polished pale amethyst crystal, with lovely deeper amethyst and smoky phantoms. It has a skeletal...
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 quartz has a very slight yellow tinge, with hints of citrine. Its inner beauty is astounding, and in the sun it is crammed with rainbows!...
Brandburg quartz - clear quartz double terminated stubby crystal with smoky aspects, mostly phantom. One termination complete, the other has some...
Brandburg quartz - elestiated cluster of clear quartz crystals, on which sit two smoky double-terminated skeletal crystals. The clear quartz points...
This crystal is a nicely balanced generator, with some minor skeletal aspects to its upper parts, which also contains some deep smoky phantoms. The...
Brandburg quartz - cluster of three double terminated crystals, which has grown with two smaller crystal growing from one end of the main crystal,...
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...