About these Natural Amethyst Crystal Stones (Size S)
Lavender coloured Natural Amethyst Crystal Stones. Each stone consists of a cluster of clearly visible crystals. Amethyst is one of the most well known types of Quartz Crystals.
These days many crystals are grown or modified in laboratory or production environments. These Crystals developed in nature by natural processes.
They originate directly from nature and many of the crystal clusters still contain traces of the substrate on which they grew. They vary in size and shape with the average being around 10mm (Size S). Each 100g unit that we sell contains a range of sizes, similar to those in the picture. The picture is of 100g so it is a good representation of what you will receive if you order a 100g unit.. The R1 coin gives a good indication of the size. The natural colour is highlighted beautifully in resin.
Geodes, Geode Art and Crystals
By now we all know that a geode is a cavity in a stone that is lined with crystals or minerals. Quartz crystals are the normal crystals found in natural geodes so including them in geode art is a great idea. What better way to highlight the colours and beauty of crystals than to incase them in resin. They are also great for fish tanks.
Geode Art is inspired by natural geodes. Geodes are characterised by crystals and over-the-top natural colours, sparkle and beauty …….. geode art should be too.
Some of the most common types of Quartz Crystals you probably know about are Clear Quartz, Smokey Quartz, Rose Quartz (pink), Amethyst (purple) and Citrine (yellow) but there are other less common colours including Blue Quartz, Prasiolite (green) and others. A great property of some of the quartz crystal types is their tendency to grow in a characteristic crystal shape (flat surfaces with distinct edges and one or both ends with a pyramid shaped termination).
Crystals versus Stones
Think of crystals as very pure stones. But to avoid confusion we have used the following (non-scientific) classification in this website.
- Crystals have a characteristic crystal shape with flat surfaces, distinct edges (or corners) and usually one or both ends have a pyramid shaped termination.
- Stones are random in shape and are not shaped like a crystal. Many pure stones are actually crystals but if they don't have a crystal shape we call them stones.
- Crystal Stones: we use this to describe crystal clusters that overall have a stone shape. The individual small crystals making up the clusters are visible.
If you have an interest in a little more beginners detail on the topic of crystals and stones you can download the attachment available on this webpage. This also discusses the quality, processing and value of gemstones such as sapphires, rubies and diamonds as well as the processing of stones by tumbling, polishing and cutting into gallets and cabochons...........and it's only 2 pages. Everybody buying jewellery should know these basics.
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