2.6" Amethyst Crystal Point - Brazil
This is a 2.6" tall amethyst point that was collected from Brazil. This crystal was removed from a larger aggregation of natural amethyst crystals. The underside of the specimen has been cut flat, allowing for aesthetic presentation of the crystal without the need of a display stand.
Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz (SiO2) and owes its violet color to natural irradiation, iron impurities, and the presence of trace elements, which result in complex crystal lattice substitutions. It’s considered a semi-precious gemstone, and just two centuries ago was considered to have a value on par with diamonds, sapphires and rubies. The largest and best known amethyst deposits occur in southern Brazil and Uruguay but many localities around the world produce an amazing variety of amethyst crystals and formations.