A natural Uruguayan Amethyst Cluster, almost like a little geode with its interesting wavy shape. Small sparkly deeply coloured drusy crystals cover the whole front side. The back and sides have been cut clean from the rock and the cluster stands upright. A hardy specimen, suitable for frequent handling, as it’s not too large or fragile. A super nice collection starter or a great gift of the popular purple form of quartz.
9.5cm x 6.5cm, 5cm, 408g
Amethyst: Variety of Quartz, SiO2
Amethyst is the purple variety of quartz and is a popular gemstone. If it were not for its widespread availability, amethyst would be very expensive. The name “amethyst” comes from the Greek and means “not drunken.” This was maybe due to a belief that amethyst would ward off the effects of alcohol. Most likely the Greeks were referring to the almost wine-like colour of some stones that they may have encountered. Its colour is unparalleled, and even other, more expensive purple gemstones are often compared to its colour and beauty. Amethyst also comes in green.