Chevron Amethyst Crystals
Chevron Amethyst Highly Polished Tumbled Stones
Highly polished chevron amethyst tumbled stones from South Africa. Incredibly tactile grade A stones available to buy individually or in larger quantities.
Amethyst which is a purple variety of the mineral quartz is known for exhibiting different shades of colour within the same crystal. This characteristic is correctly known as colour zoning and chevron amethyst is the most extreme example. The name of this stone came about because of its distinctive chevron or v-shaped patterns although in the UK it's often referred to as banded amethyst.
In its purest form quartz is colourless but when impurities are present the colour of the crystal begins to change. In the case of amethyst the presence of iron and manganese turn the quartz purple but the exact shade can vary significantly depending on the amount of each that's present. Heat in the form of radiation during the stone's early formation also plays a part.
The white sections in chevron amethyst are milky quartz. The greyish white colour is caused by microscopic impurities of fluids that became embedded within the crystal during the early stages of its formation. If it weren't for the impurities milky quartz would actually be clear quartz.
The mineral amethyst has long been prized for its rich purple colour and is widely used as a lapidary material. Sadly chevron amethyst has never attracted quite as much attention.
A relatively hard stone which grades 7 on Mohs scale of mineral hardness, amethyst is the birthstone for the month of February.
Our chevron amethyst crystals range in size from small to medium and as with most tumbled stones, exacts weights and sizes do vary slightly from piece to piece.
Drop by our page on Flickr to see a full sized photograph of these chevron amethyst crystals.
Empathic warrior crystals are stones which have at some point in time sustained some kind of damage, usually a chip or fracture. With rocks and minerals having evolved over millions of years we do not believe in throwing stones away because of minor damage so instead offer them for sale at a significantly reduced price. Empathic warrior crystals are not always available and should this be the case, a refund will be issued before remaining items in the order are processed. For more information read our article on empathic warrior crystals.
Save 10% on 5 Chevron Amethyst Crystals or 30% on 10
Weight Range (grams) : 6.6 - 10
Size Range (cms) : 2.2 - 3.3