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Smoky Amethyst Quartz Point 9.5cm
Smoky Amethyst Quartz Point, crystal for sale from Brazil. This large gorgeous cut point measuring 9.5cm tall has a radiant colour and is very translucent. It is comprised from a mixture of Amethyst and Smoky Quartz, displaying a stunning contrast between vibrant purple and smoky grey-black tones. There are also some lovely elements of Clear Quartz included in these phantoms, where crystals have grown on top of other crystals. This piece is particularly stunning due to the rainbows of colour it exhibits when exposed to the light, and its light, subtle colouring.
Amethyst is the purple form of Quartz and it can come in many different shades varying from pale lavender to very dark purple, of either the translucent or opaque variety. Amethyst is found in many parts of the world, but Amethyst sourced from Brazil is regarded as some of the finest.
The ancient Greeks wore Amethyst as an accessory and also carved drinking goblets from it as they believed it could prevent intoxication. The use of this crystal goes back centuries and the ancient Egyptians were well known for their intaglio carvings. Beads of Amethyst were also found in Anglo Saxon graves in Britain.
This beautiful crystal would be perfect for the collector or healer, or as a unique gift for a loved one.