Hand cut from beautiful natural Uruguayan amethyst and quartz, these hearts are mostly flat-backed. Due to the nature of these stones, they may have natural pitting and druzy pockets on the flat side of the cabochon. Colors will vary and may include purple, pink, yellow, grey, black, white and beige. Some pieces may have calcite, hematite or other natural mineral inclusions. Sizes range from 19-32mm.
"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
Mohs Scale: 7-7.5