Dogtooth amethyst, also known as chevron amethyst, is a type of quartz crystal that exhibits a distinct pattern of alternating bands or stripes of purple and white, resembling the pattern of a dog’s tooth or a chevron. The purple bands are typically translucent to opaque, while the white bands are usually opaque.
Dogtooth amethyst is formed when amethyst crystals grow in a pattern that results in the characteristic chevron pattern. The purple color in amethyst is caused by the presence of iron and other trace elements during the crystal’s formation. The white bands are usually composed of colorless or milky quartz.
Dogtooth amethyst is often used in jewelry, as well as for decorative purposes and metaphysical healing. It is believed to possess the properties of both amethyst, which is associated with enhancing intuition, calming the mind, and promoting spiritual growth, as well as clear quartz, which is believed to amplify energy and aid in clearing blockages. Dogtooth amethyst is also sometimes used in meditation and energy healing practices for its unique and visually appealing pattern.