12.37-lb Amethyst from Uruguay
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This breathtaking amethyst geode from Uruguay is filled with large deep purple crystals. Amethyst has been prized for centuries due to its luscious colour and inherent beauty. This particular piece is totally polished on the edges, adding to the aesthetic appeal. The quality of this specimen is extremely high given the gorgeous colour, clarity and size of the crystals; these features make Uruguayan amethyst particularly desirable.
Traditionally, amethyst it is known as the birthstone of February. It is associated with contentment and calmness. 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. Interestingly, the name comes from the Ancient Greek "amethustos," meaning not intoxicated. It was believed to protect people from drunkenness!
This beautiful Amethyst was found in northern Uruguay.
This piece measures 15.5 inches / 38 cm height on the stand. Geode measures 12 x 7.5 x 2.5 inches. Weighs 12 lbs 6 oz / 5720 grams.