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is a variety of quartz crystal found in the Cairngorm
Mountains of Scotland. It usually has a smoky yellow-brown
color, though some specimens are a grey-brown.
Like other quartz gems,
it is a silicon dioxide crystal, with a small amount of
ferric oxide impurity which gives it the characteristic
is used in Scottish jewelry and as a decoration on kilt pins
and the handles of sgian dubhs. The largest known cairngorm
crystal is a 23.6 kg (52 pound) .specimen kept at Braemar
Colored glass is typically used
today instead of Cairgormstone. Beware imitations!
In scrying, cairngorm is said to help
process and release that which is no longer needed. It balances the
energies of mind and body.
Scrying (also called crystal
gazing, crystal seeing, seeing, or peeping) is a magic practice that
involves seeing things supernaturally in a medium, usually for
purposes of divination or fortune-telling. The media used are most
commonly reflective, translucent, or luminescent substances such as
crystals, stones, glass, mirrors, water, fire, or smoke.