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.
Pink amethyst is a newly discovered variety of amethyst from Patagonia, Argentina. It is sometimes called lavender or rose amethyst. The cool, soothing tones of light pink to deeper peachy-pink are reminiscent of an impressionist painting. Each piece of pink amethyst is a truly unique and individual masterpiece created by the Earth.
The colors found in pink amethyst result from hematite inclusions. Just like purple amethyst, it is a variety of quartz. The name amethyst is Greek and means not intoxicate, named for the belief that wearing amethyst prevents drunkenness from consuming wine.
This amethyst sphere is approximately 6 inches in diameter and ships with the stand. Our spheres are hand cut and polished to showcase the natural beauty of each stone.
We care about the planet and the people on it! This stone was ethically sourced from Brazil.