Amethyst Geode "Pacman" Sphere

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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 

Location: Brazil

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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.