We are pleased to present a high quality collection of Uruguayan amethyst directly sourced from the prestigious mines of Artigas.
Uruguayan amethyst from Artigas is considered to be the finest in the world, notable for its rich purple colour and the size of its peaked crystals. These crystals were formed over 130-140 million years.
Amethyst is a variety of Quartz (hardness of 7 on the Mohs’ Scale) which includes tiny traces of iron that creates its purple colour. This colour varies from pinkish-lavender to deep violet.
Amethyst crystals are found inside vugs (hollow cavities) or geodes (rounded or spheroidal-shapped vugs), in volcanic areas or sedimentary rocks.
In some cases, mineral-laden water filters through these hollow voids, creating a crystal lining called druze over millions of years.
Geodes containing amethyst are often formed in Basalt (volcanic rock) and can be found in Uruguay and Brasil.
The enchantment of finding a geode, is discovering the hidden crystals that have formed inside over millions of year. These crystals can be of a single type or a wonderful mixture of amethysts, agate, calcite, citrine and rock crystal.
· Healing powers to help with physical ailments, emotional issues and in energy.
· Chakra balancing.
· Protective properties.
· Transform negative energy/thoughts into positive.
· Natural stress reliever calming emotions.
· Combating insomnia, regulating sleep and improving rest.
· Chinese Fengshui - can amplify energy in the home.