Maybe one of our most favorite Amethyst specimens in recent years is this unusual, undulating, microcrystalline specimen. Its shape, substantial size, unusual coloration and crystal growth is unlike any other Amethyst specimens we've come across. We wish we had picked up more of this material!
Measurements: ~ 16" x 9" x 4"
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.