Amethyst

Amethyst is just one of many varieties of Quartz, but it is certainly one of the most popular, a favorite of collectors, decorators and jewelers. It is the purple/violet variety of the mineral Quartz and the most valuable of all the Quartz varieties. Because of its color, clarity, hardness (7 on the Mohs hardness scale), abundance and affordability, this exceptional mineral is widely used for gems.

Amethyst owes its unique color to gamma radiation and the presence of trace iron. One of its more aesthetic qualities is the uneven distribution of color, oftentimes much more intense at a crystal termination, or in phantoms (pre-existing “ghost-like” crystals within a larger crystal). It is also known for its beautiful and glass-like crystals – it  crystallizes as hexagonal (six-sided) prisms (all sides parallel) with a pyramidal (six-sided pyramid) termination.

Amethyst is a very common mineral and is found throughout the world. A few notable localities include Brazil, Mexico, Namibia, South Africa, Uruguay and the USA (Georgia). We have numerous specimens of Amethyst for sale from all over the world. Some of my favorites are the beautiful Amethyst clusters from Veracruz Mexico, deep purple Amethyst Geodes from Uruguay, and the pristine Amethyst crystals from Jackson’s Crossroads, Georgia, to name a just a few. Enjoy browsing through the wide variety of Amethyst for sale – there’s a lot to look at!

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