1.8" Amethyst Crystal Cluster Mineral Specimen Peidra Parada Veracruz Mexico
Location: Peidra Parada, Veracruz, Mexico
Weight: 1.1 Ounces
Dimensions: 1.8 Inches Long, 1.7 Inches Wide, 0.8 Inches Thick
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Amethyst crystals are one of the world’s most popular gemstones and have been in use for thousands of years. The believed healing properties of the stone are rather impressive and trace back to ancient Greek beliefs. In fact, the word ‘amethyst’ comes from the Greek word amethystos, which means sober and alludes to the idea of maintaining a solid, sober mindset.
Amethysts form in long, prismatic crystals in geodes or hollow rocks. These geodes form when there are cavities in volcanic rock. As the rock cools, the mineral-saturated water, gases, and volcanic material distill and crystallize. When these crystals harden, they form amethyst. Although generally more of a deeper purple, the stone can also have a reddish-purple tinge or a very pale purple tinge that fades into a lilac. Natural amethyst has been used for personal adornment for at least 2000 years, while the synthetic version is far newer, and not as common.
As a member of the quartz family characterized by its distinctive purple color, amethyst has a hardness of seven on the Mohs scale. Amethyst gems are durable, and this makes them ideal for all kinds of jewelry. You’ll often find amethyst in earrings, pendants, bracelets, and rings and it’s even cut to create bracelet cuffs or beads too.