Amethyst Rough, Unprocessed Stones
Amethyst is the most widely used quartz crystal and has a distinct characteristic purple colour.
Quartz is a silica mineral with chemical formula SiO2.
Amethyst obtains its purple colour from irradiation, impurities of iron or in some cases other transition metals and the presence of other trace elements.
These stones are crystals (or a number of fused crystals) but do not have the characteristic 6-sided quartz crystal structure with pyramid terminations. They are randomly shaped and hence we class them as stones.
Description of these Amethyst Rough Stones
These stones have the characteristic amethyst purple colour. The purple shades range from light to fairly dark. Many of the stones have white bands.
These stones have not been processed so have a natural stone shape and feel.
We also sell amethyst crystals which do have the characteristic crystal structure. You will find these under Natural Crystals in this website.
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.
Size S - Deep Purple: 25g (27 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.
Size L to XL: 200g (4 Stones)
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.
The stone size within each 200g unit varies from L to XL. The smallest stones are about 30mm and the largest are about 60mm
Size L: 500g
500g of these stones will be around 14 stones but the exact number will vary depending on the average stone size. Most stones will be in the range of 25-50mm.
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.