This has to be one of our favorite types of spheres in the shop- as we call them..."Pacman" style! This one has a wide open mouth (geode opening) filled with smaller, but deep colored amethyst crystals. The outside of the sphere has nice brazilian agate banding with dark grays and whites. The sphere sits on top of a custom rotating stand.
Measurements: ~5-1/2" diameter, 11" tall on stand
Amethyst is a variety of quartz which owes its coloration to the presence of iron in the area of its formation.
The word Amethyst is derived from ancient Greek meaning "intoxication". It was believed by both ancient Romans and Greeks, if they wore Amethyst or made their goblets of the material, it would help prevent them from becoming intoxicated.
Amethyst has been used in jewelry making for centuries. Spectacular, priceless carvings dating to the ancient Egyptians are displayed in museums. Amethyst is found in many places around the world. However, the most beautiful Amethyst, displaying deep rich purple coloration, is normally found in the countries of Brazil and Uruguay.
Amethyst is the birthstone for February.
We're at that point where wearing masks is not required!
If you haven't been vaccinated however, we ask you to please be considerate to others and still wear one.
On another note, the city begins road work this Friday, June, 18th.
The public parking lot will remain available just West of the shop, at 721 Main.
On Saturdays, you will also be able to keep parking on the street.
Thank you again for your support & understanding!