A perfect little Uruguayan amethyst stalactite slice set atop a colorful, banded African Bostwana agate cabochon = a peachy pairing! Set in a sterling silver prong / bezel setting. From our very own Geoclassics jewelry line!
Dimensions: (2.1″ long-with bail) x (1″ wide) x (.2″ thick)
Weight: .34 ounces/9.7 grams
AMETHYST- These purple quartz crystals are most often seen in the form of cut gemstones, as amethyst is the popular birthstone for February. Its lavender to deep purple color is mainly due to irradiation and impurities of iron. Amethyst also forms as stalactites, which produce beautiful “rosettes” when cut into cross-sections. As a healing stone, amethyst is known as the “gem of transformation”, a powerful energizer which can be used to bring about physical, emotional, and spiritual change. Its history dates back to ancient Greece, where it was used to cure intoxication, clear the head, sharpen the intellect, and render its users shrewd in business matters. Amethyst is found worldwide, but its primary sources are Brazil and Uruguay.
AGATES and JASPERS are cryptocrystalline (microscopic crystals) varieties of quartz which occur throughout the world. Changes in the chemical conditions during crystallization cause the beautiful banding and colorations which make them so appealing. Agates are a banded, translucent variety, often named for their location or appearance, i.e. Laguna, Lace, and Fire Agate. Dendritic and moss agates are characterized by branching inclusions. Jaspers are a brightly colored, opaque variety with such colorful names as Picture and Leopard Jasper. Throughout history, agates and jaspers have been worn or carried to promote good health. It is also thought that these wonderful stones bring success in love and friendship.