Uruguayan Amethyst with Stand - 26.1 lbs
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Covered with large deep purple crystals, this 26.1-pound amethyst geode from Uruguay is of extremely high quality given the gorgeous colour, clarity and size of the crystals. These features make Uruguayan amethyst particularly desirable.
This particular specimen is totally polished on the edges, adding to the aesthetic appeal. Amethyst has been prized for centuries due to its luscious colour and inherent beauty. It is a violet variety of quartz.
Although today amethyst is classified as a semi-precious gemstone, historically, it has been valued en par with diamonds and rubies. Traditionally, amethyst is known as the birthstone of February and is associated with contentment and calmness.
Interestingly, the name comes from the Ancient Greek "amethustos," meaning not intoxicated. It was believed to protect people from drunkenness!
Geode measures 20.25” x 8” x 3.75” (and 24.5" high on stand)
Weighs 26.1 lbs / 11.83 kg