Size (cms) : 22 x 21.5 x 3.7
Captivating Amethyst Geode from Uruguay
A magnificent amethyst geode featuring large translucent crystals and the richest of purple colour. This natural mineral which was carefully chosen by the team at Stone Mania is a one piece that certainly won't disappoint.
Birthstone for the month of February, amethyst is a popular mineral and one that's also widely used for lapidary purposes. One of the most highly sought after varieties of the mineral quartz, it has a long history which dates back thousands of years and it's just as popular today as it always has been.
The distinctive colour of amethyst is caused by trace impurities of iron but manganese determines the richness of the colour. Some of the world's finest material comes from South America and in particular from Brazil.
This large amethyst geode will make a wonderful display piece for anyone who loves natural rocks and minerals. The purple colour is known to fade however if exposed to bright sunlight so always think carefully about the best position for a piece of amethyst.
We have this amethyst geode propped up from behind but ideally if you wish to display this piece upright, it should be placed on a plate stand or something similar. The difference in colour of the amethyst crystals from our first photo to the last is caused by our studio lighting. Lighting can make the colour of certain rocks and minerals appear to be a different shade hence we have also included an additional photograph that was taken in natural daylight.