Smoky Quartz Sugar Skulls
Smoky Quartz Sugar Skull sculpture
Weight about 1+Lbs
Carved crystals are individual works of art and will also bear the marks of their lapidary artisans, please appreciate the unique details of items made by hand.
In Mexican culture each sugar skull represents a departed loved one. They are made beautiful with ornate swirls and color to remind us of the beauty in their life and ours when they were with us. Sugar skulls are meant to be a reminder of the beauty in transitioning from one stage of life to the next.
Researchers have written dozens of books and hundreds of articles about crystal skulls, few have attempted to explain the origin and purpose of these sculptures. For some, the crystal skulls are 19th-century “hoaxes”; for others, they are extraterrestrial artefacts, while yet others believe they are remnants of a lost civilization.
Perhaps the most likely explanation is that they are part and parcel of the ancient cultures, particularly the Mayan, that existed in the area of Central America where they were found. Could it be that these skulls were one of the most important relics in the sacred temple complexes? Crystal skulls speak to the imagination, but are some of these skulls and their stories too good to be true?