7.9" Amethyst "Jewelry Box" Geode
The geode half (base) dimensions are 7.9 x 6.7 x 4.6". The dimensions of the lid half of this geode are 6.8 x 5.6 x 3.4". On the stand, the entire specimen is 13.2" tall. There is a repaired crack through the "base" geode half.
We import our material directly from the mines in Artigas, Uruguay and it is much darker, higher quality material than you normally see for sale.
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.