TOP AMETHYST SPIRIT QUARTZ
A beautiful Top Amethyst Spirit Quartz Cluster. Featuring deep colouring with lilac to citrine. This is an excellent specimen of this variety of quartz, which comes only from South Africa. It is rare to find such a great piece, they are simply not always available and only a small amount of material from the mine is this good. A super cool gift or treat.
10.5cm x 9cm x 5.7cm, 540g.
Boekenhouthoek, South Africa.
Quartz , SiO2.
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.