High-quality amethysts reveal a unique and exquisite arrangement of visible components, which represent the remarkable combination of minerals involved in their formation through the course of millions of years. Whether it is straightforward visible or not, all amethysts form inside of a volcanic cavity, or geode, developing from the outer basalt inwards, revealing their complex mineral composition, and concluding in the brilliant crystals peaks we all admire.
The medley of a wide variety of details adorns every piece in an enriched and unique composition of beauty, including the possible presence of visible stalactite formations, calcites in assorted shapes, colors, and textures, or even the decorative bands of colorful agate, jasper, and celadonite.
In addition to the traditional purple hues that most people are familiar with in amethysts, the Uruguayan mines offer a diverse range of enchanting lavender, lilac, and violet shades. Also a miscellany of tones in pink, green, bluish, or charming earthy colors. This allows for fulfilling all desires in coloring, still honoring the customers' preference for amethysts and surely, the shapes of all geodes and semiprecious stones are undeniably unpaired as well as the crystal peaks themselves.
Many centuries ago amethysts were only available to royalty, as they were the highest-priced quartz variety. Nowadays, due to its accessibility and affordability, it is a popular gemstone variety that embodies the gorgeous offerings of our Earth.