3.6" Polished, Amethyst Heart Filled - Uruguay

This is a gorgeous, polished druzy quartz crystal filled agate, which has been polished into a heart shape. It's 3.6" wide and has a beautiful interior of sparkling quartz crystals. The polished "outer rim" of the specimen allows for a perfect view of the agate layers and patterns. This specimen comes with an acrylic display stand.

While Brazil to the north is a much more prolific producer of amethyst, the amethyst mined near Artigas, Uruguay tends to be much darker with higher quality crystals. We import out material directly from the mines in Uruguay allowing us to offer it at better retail prices than anyone else. We carry a large variety of geodes, amethyst clusters, and collector quality crystal formations.

Amethyst being mined in Uruguay from the hard volcanic rock.

Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz (SiO2) and owes its violet color to natural irradiation, iron impurities, and the presence of trace elements, which result in complex crystal lattice substitutions. It’s considered a semi-precious gemstone, and just two centuries ago was considered to have a value on par with diamonds, sapphires and rubies. The largest, and best known amethyst deposit occur in southern Brazil and Uruguay but many localities around the world produce an amazing variety of amethyst crystals and formations.

Artigas, Uruguay
3.6" wide