Cut from natural Uruguayan amethyst and quartz, these star cabochons are mostly flat-backed with uneven tops. Colors may include purple, white, and grey. They are sold per randomly selected piece.
"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