Dioptase Crystal, 19.0 carats, Kaokoveld, Namibia, Green Dioptase, Namibian Minerals, Heart Chakra, Green dioptase
Dioptase Crystal Cluster, 19.0 carats, Kaokoveld Plateau, Kunene, Namibia
This cluster has five distinct terminations including two major ones.
Dimensions: 2.05 cm (0.8”) x 1.3 cm (0.43”) x 1.05 cm (.4")
Weight: 19.0 carats / 3.8 grams
Our last whirlwind trip to Namibia was less than 48 hours in the country in March 2020. We are so please to be able to offer crystals from this unique parcel that was waiting for us.
Some of the best dioptase in the world comes from Namibia and this is a special example.
Since Nharo began buying minerals in the early 2000's we have been traveling to Kunene, formerly the Kaokoveld, in Namibia. At the time we were buying crafts from the tribal Himba and Herero people as well. We used local guides to find the places where people were digging. It was hit and miss. When we would hit it was spectacular dioptase on the menu which we always did well with. When we missed, well, the scenery was nice.
Having a strong network of small scale miners and agents pays dividends in the long run. We are still in touch with the same people. Large crystals and clusters of crystals are rare. We are more used to seeing small sprays of crystals across a matrix. These pieces are special.
When crystal healers talk about dioptase they talk about the heart chakra.
It is also known as "one of the best healing stones of the age", and helps one live in the moment (Melody, Love is In the Earth, p. 245). It also helps one "open their third eye to see the root of a problem and can help one to gain the wisdom to correct what is neglected".
Nharo has been collecting mineral specimens in Southern Africa since 2002. We focus on bringing a wide variety of unusual, beautiful and energetic minerals to you!
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