1.3" Trapiche Amethyst Pendant (Necklace) - 925 Sterling Silver

This is a beautiful, 1.3" tall (including loop) "trapiche amethyst" pendant. This material was collected from Brazil and is truly gorgeous, revealing deep purple phantoms throughout. The stone has been set in to sterling silver, and is accompanied by a 24", silver-plated snake chain necklace. You will receive the exact pendant pictured.

This material comes from a deposit of massive amethyst that formed over crystals: that's why the radiating phantoms throughout display points typical of quartz. "Trapiche" comes from an old kind of milling wheel used to process juices and sugarcane.

Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz (SiO2) that owes its violet color to natural gamma irradiation, iron impurities, and the presence of trace elements, which result in complex crystal lattice substitutions. It is 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 deposits occur in southern Brazil and Uruguay, where they are found in hydrothermally-formed geodes, but many localities around the world produce an amazing variety of amethyst crystals and formations. They are almost always formed in medium- to high-temperature geological settings.
Quartz var. Amethyst
1.3 tall (including loop)