Large and beautiful Amethyst cluster
Amethyst was used as a gemstone by the ancient Egyptians and was largely employed in antiquity for intaglio engraved gems.
The Greeks believed amethyst gems could prevent intoxication, while medieval European soldiers wore amethyst amulets as protection in battle. The reason for this being that amethysts are believed to heal people and keep them cool-headed. Beads of amethyst were found in Anglo-Saxon graves in England.
A large geode, or "amethyst-grotto", from near Santa Cruz in southern Brazil was presented at the 1902 exhibition in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Amethyst is the traditional birthstone for February.
- Mineral principal / Nombre del meteorito
- Amatista grande
- Forma mineral / Tipos de meteoritos
- Cluster Madagascar
- 21×12×17 cm
- 4220 g
- Origen (país)