11" Tall Amethyst Showpiece!

11" Tall Amethyst Showpiece!

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Quick Overview

This incredible specimen is almost a black amethyst. But it still has a hint of purple coloration. The piece can be displayed on its top or bottom, but we've chosen our favorite view for the photos. Stalactites and stalagmites cover this piece. And it even has an opening from side to side where a light could be positioned for extra enhancement. There are also several nicely developed calcite crystal, which give the specimen great accents.I wanted to take this one home, but nevertheless, here it is for purchase. We propped the pieve up for photos. But, it sits nicely on a small black bean bag pillow, which is included. A gem.

Measurements: ~ 11" tall x 7" across x 9" deep
Location: Uruguay, South America

More Information:

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 crystals are mainly in south america.