3.1" Purple Amethyst Crystal Cluster - India
This is a beautiful amethyst crystal cluster that was collected from Mumbai (Bombay), India. The entire specimen measures 3.1" wide and comes with an acrylic 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 deposit occur in southern Brazil and Uruguay but many localities around the world produce an amazing variety of amethyst crystals and formations.