This high-quality Amethyst Cluster from Uruguay would make a great gift for someone special, or an interesting conversation piece when displayed on your desk. Each cluster is a fragment of an amethyst geode that was formed after volcanic activity in South America, and each is unique. Sizes and colors vary; you'll receive one that is approximately 2-1/4 to 2-1/2" long,1-1/2 to 2-1/4" wide, and 3/4" thick.
Amethyst is perhaps the best loved of all the quartz varieties. Its warm, purple glow is a favorite in home decorating, and it is widely used as a Feng Shui element. Amethyst's purple color is due to small amounts (about 40 parts per million) of iron impurities in the crystal structure of quartz. Amethyst has been found in siliceous volcanics, occurring as macroscopic crystals and druzy coverings inside of agate-lined cavities, often forming geodes. Amethyst can also occur in quartz veins.
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