7.2" Tall Polished, Chevron Amethyst Freeform - Morocco
This is a beautiful freeform made from a deep purple amethyst formation that's known as chevron amethyst. It was collected from a recently discovered amethyst vein in Morocco. The bottom of the specimen has been cut flat so it stands nicely all alone.
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.