A very large egg-shaped nodule from Uruguay, with deep purples and great clarity. The name Amethyst comes from the Ancient Greek ἀ a- ("not") and μέθυστος méthystos ("intoxicated"), a reference to the belief that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness. The ancient Greeks wore amethyst and made drinking vessels decorated with 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.
Dimensions in inches: 9"L x 7"W
Approximate burn time: 7hrs