Amethyst is the purple variety of quartz, and has been a sought after stone for many years. The ancient Greeks and Romans held a strong belief that Amethyst could prevent intoxication, and therefore made jewelry and chalices with that intention. Amethyst is most prevalent as small, stubby pyramidal crystals, although several localities are well-known for producing elegantly tall, prismatic crystals, which are very highly regarded by collectors. Amethyst also forms the internal lining of geodes, some of which can be over 10 feet tall and weigh several tons.
Amethyst is a semiprecious stone and the traditional birthstone for February. The colors found in amethyst range from light lavender to deep purple. Often the color is most intense at the crystal termination, with lighter colors being visible at the base. It owes its color to irradiation and inclusions of iron and other elements. Our spheres are hand cut and polished to showcase the natural beauty of each stone.
Agate is most commonly found within cavities in volcanic rock that are formed when gases are trapped in liquid volcanic material. Over time silica-rich fluids fill these cavities, depositing layers and creating the many bands and patterns that are visible in agate once cut and polished. A form of chalcedony, agate is found all over the world and the variety of colors and patterns is endless. Our spheres are hand cut and polished to showcase the natural beauty of each stone.
Agate is known to be an excellent stone for rebalancing the mind, body, and spirit. It can enhance mental function and improve concentration. A stone to soothe and calm, it can create a sense of security and safety. Agate can help build self-confidence and heal any kind of emotional trauma.
This sphere is approximately 4 inches in diameter and ships with the stand.
We care about the planet and the people on it! This stone was ethically sourced from Brazil.