A charismatic and surprisingly tactile banded amethyst polished mineral, ideal as an ornamental piece or it could also be used in crystal healing. Boasting rich purple colour alongside milky-white quartz, it comes from South Africa and is a stone that certainly won't disappoint.
Banded amethyst is also known as chevron amethyst due to the chevron-like markings that some stones exhibit. Although a variety of amethyst it's not quite as well known as the all purple material but is widely used for lapidary purposes. When cut as a gemstone it's tends to be cut as a cabochon and is often mounted in sterling silver. Banded amethyst can be used as an alternative birthstone for the month of February.
Weight (grams): 78.4
Size (cms): 7.3 x 2.8 x 3.2