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This breathtaking amethyst display piece is covered with large deep purple crystals. Amethyst has been prized for centuries due to its luscious colour and inherent beauty. This particular piece is totally polish on the edges. The quality of the amethyst is considered jewellery grade (the highest grade) due to the quality and colour of its crystals.
Traditionally, amethyst it is known as the birthstone of February. It is associated with contentment and calmness. Although today amethyst is classified as a semi-precious gemstone, historically, it has been valued en par with diamonds and rubies.
Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz. Interestingly, the name comes from the Ancient Greek "amethustos," meaning not intoxicated. It was believed to protect people from drunkenness!
This beautiful Amethyst was found in northern Uruguay.
This piece measures 13 inches/ 33 cm height on the stand. Weighs 14 lbs 7oz. / 6680 grams.
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