9" Deep Purple Amethyst Crystal Cluster With Large Crystals

This is an absolutely stunning, 9" wide amethyst crystal cluster with deep purple coloration and large crystals, collected from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. These crystals have undergone no color treatment or polishing. The largest crystal is 3.4" wide!

There is chipping to some of the terminations, with most damage to the crystals along the periphery of the specimen.

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 deposits occur in southern Brazil and Uruguay but many localities around the world produce an amazing variety of amethyst crystals and formations.

FOR SALE
$955
DETAILS
SPECIES
Quartz var. Amethyst
LOCATION
Democratic Republic of the Congo
SIZE
9 x 6.9"
ITEM
#223278