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These beautiful Amethyst specimens are found in Colorado. Most Amethyst comes from mines in Brazil. There are two variants of this product - smaller points that are .5 to 1" in size and larger specimens that are 2 to 3" in size.
Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz and owes its violet color to irradiation, iron impurities, and the presence of trace elements, which result in complex crystal lattice substitutions. The hardness of amethyst is the same as quartz, 7. The ancient Greeks wore Amethyst and carved drinking vessels from it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication. What does Amethyst do metaphysically? Amethyst is the power stone of the Crown Chakra and is thought metaphysically to transform negative energy into positive energy along with helping overcome grief and sadness to bring inner peace.
Each piece is similar, though no item at Crystal Joys is exactly the same as every item is a unique stone that is non-fabricated. Slight variations in color, size, and shape may exist. Every item at Crystal Joys is true "one of a kind". Contact us if you would like to see the specific stone prior to purchase and we would be happy to send you a picture prior to shipment. Slight variations in color, size, and bead shape exist.