Amethyst is among the most recognizable and widely collected minerals of the mineral kingdom. It is a variation of quartz that is colored by natural irradiation and an impurity of iron. Amethysts have been beloved since ancient times as a gemstone, collector specimen, and even as a talisman. The legendary powers of amethyst are virtually unmatched and it holds a unique place in the ranks of crystal lore.
Amethyst gained its name from the Ancient Greek work meaning “not intoxicated.” Because of this, amethyst has long been said to promote sobriety—both in the literal sense of preventing drunkenness, and the metaphorical sense of developing the ability to think more clearly and not be clouded with emotion of any specific sort.
Amethysts from Rio Grande do Sul stand out for their striking “flower-like” forms. More nautilus than flower-like, this specimen stands out among other examples from the same locality, let alone examples from all other localities. Given its uncanny resemblance to a nautilus form, this piece has a strong sculptural quality and artistic aesthetic.
Its composed of a bed of pale amethysts crystals, which are actually long, flattened crystals that have grown radially and in several layers. The perimeter is lined with colorless, prismatic terminations, giving it an interesting textural component. The crystals are extremely lustrous and because of their pale coloration they take one shimmering, pearlescent quality.
Each amethyst also has a section that is more saturated than the rest of the crystal, which creates a subtle swirl of color parallel to the perimeter of the specimen. It’s upright positioning, dense crystallization, and distinct shape makes this a natural showpiece, and one of incredible visual interest.
- ColorsLight Purple
2.64"L x 7.28"W x 8.07"H
- OriginUnited States
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