Artichoke crystals are sometimes also called Elestial Quartz or Pineapple Quartz. An Artichoke Quartz Crystal is a form of split-growth resulting in specimens with composite artichoke-like crystal tips (Mindat), and this piece is the perfect example of this formation.
This beautiful crystal harmonizes and balances. It enhances energy and thoughts, and purifies the spiritual, mental, and physical. It is a powerfully protective stone, bringing purified energy in while enhancing and strengthening the aura.
Because of its milky coloring, this piece is vibrationally "softer" than a clear quartz crystal. The energy is powerful, just not so "laser-like". It is definitely a feminine energy.
You will receive the exact piece shown in the photos that measures approx 5"l x 3 1/2w x 3 1/4"h and weighs 894g (just a hair under 2 pounds!)