Amethyst is the most widely used quartz crystal and has a distinct characteristic purple colour.
These are beautiful natural stones that have not been tumbled or polished.
Amethyst is a purple coloured quartz crystal which obtains it colour from irradiation, impurities of iron or in some cases other transition metals and the presence of other trace elements. Quartz is a silica mineral with chemical formula SiO2.
These stones are crystals (or a number of fused crystals) but do not have the characteristic 6-sided quartz structure with pyramid terminations. They are randomly shaped and hence we class them as stones.
We also sell amethyst crystals which do have the characteristic crystal structure. You will find these under Natural Crystals in this website.
Size Descriptions for all Bastion Paint Crystals and Stones
XS: (less than 4mm)
XL: (greater than 50mm)
Where items are approximately spherical the size refers to their diameter. Where items are long and thin (such as crystal or blade shapes) or any other shape, then the size refers to their largest dimension. It is important to see the pictures to know exactly what the appearance is. Our pictures do not showcase the best, they are as realistic as possible and include a R1 coin to demonstrate the actual size.
Amethyst Deep Rough Stones: Size S: 10 stones
The average colour is deep purple but natural variation includes some lighter purple shades and stripes.
These are distinctly small stones, perfect for resin art.
Amethyst Light Rough Stones: Size S
These are significantly lower priced that the Amethyst Deep Rough Stones and are available in various pack sizes.
They vary from medium to light to very pale (nearly transparent) purple. You will always receive a mix of these colours.
Amethyst Rough Stones: Size L to XL: 500g
The colour within each stone varies from deep to light purple. Most stones have distinct light purple to whitish stripes and patterns which create striking features.
500g is approximately 14 stones.
The stone size within each 500g unit varies from L to XL. The smallest stones are about 30mm and the largest are about 60mm
Keep out of reach of children
All our products should be kept out of reach of children under 5 years and anybody who may tend to place items or liquids in their mouths should be supervised. Even packing can become a choking hazard.
Size S: Deep Purple: 10 Stones
Size S: Light Purple: 100g
Size S: Light Purple: 200g
Size S: Light Purple: 500g
Size L to XL: 500g