Natural Amethyst Crystal Ball, Brazilian Amethyst Smooth Round Sphere Gemstone Ball

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Material: Brazilian Amethyst

Shape: Round

Cut: Smooth

Size: 1"

Weight: approx. 22g

Grade: A

Color: Purple

Please note that due to lighting effect and computer color, the actual colors may be slightly different from the picture.

Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz and owes its violet color to irradiation, iron impurities (in some cases in conjunction with transition element impurities), and the presence of trace elements, which result in complex crystal lattice substitutions. The hardness of the mineral is the same as quartz, thus it is suitable for use in jewelry.

The ancient Greeks and Romans wore amethyst and made drinking vessels of it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication. It is one of several forms of quartz. Amethyst is a semiprecious stone and is the traditional birthstone for February.