Cut from high quality druzy amethyst, these cabochons are a luscious dark purple. These cabs are on the larger side, ranging from 32 to 43mm tall. While they are mostly flat backed, a few have uneven spots on the back. This listing is for one randomly selected piece.
"Purple Amethyst has been highly esteemed throughout the ages for its stunning beauty and legendary powers to stimulate, and soothe, the mind and emotions. It is a semi-precious stone in today’s classifications, but to the ancients it was a 'Gem of Fire', a Precious Stone worth, at times in history, as much as a Diamond. It has always been associated with February, the month the Romans dedicated to Neptune, their water-god, and is the traditional birthstone of that month."
Birthstone of February
State stone of South Carolina
Mohs Scale: 7-7.5