AMETRINE SPIRIT QUARTZ
A lovely cluster of Ametrine Spirit Quartz, a natural combination of Amethyst & Citrine. The specimen has six prominent Amethyst points and some Citrine on the cluster too. Many tiny perfect little micro crystals surround and cover the top of the matrix and points. A great little piece of this popular mineral that will be a super new addition to your crystal toolbox or collection. RocknCrystals have been importing Spirit Quartz direct for many years and we always have several specimens instore or online to choose from. We love it as much as you do!
Boekenhouthoek, South Africa.
9.5cm x 6.5cm x 7.5cm, 439g.
Amethyst is the purple variety of quartz and is a popular gemstone. If it were not for its widespread availability, amethyst would be very expensive. The name “amethyst” comes from the Greek and means “not drunken.” This was maybe due to a belief that amethyst would ward off the effects of alcohol. Most likely the Greeks were referring to the almost wine-like color of some stones that they may have encountered. Its color is unparalleled, and even other, more expensive purple gemstones are often compared to its color and beauty. Amethyst also comes in green.