25.9 lb Uruguay Amethyst w/ Stand
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This breathtaking 25.9 pound amethyst geode from Uruguay is covered with very large deep purple crystals. The quality of this specimen is extremely high due to its crystals’ gorgeous colour, clarity and size – features that make Uruguayan amethyst particularly desirable.
Associated with contentment and calmness, amethyst is traditionally known as the birthstone of February. Although today amethyst is classified as a semi-precious gemstone, historically, it has been valued en par with diamonds and rubies. Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz.
This particular piece is totally polished on the edges, adding to the aesthetic appeal.
Interestingly, the name comes from the Ancient Greek "amethustos," meaning not intoxicated. It was believed to protect people from drunkenness!
Geode measures L - 10” - 8.75” - 4.75”; height on stand 14.0"
Weighs 25.9 lbs / 11.74 kilograms