Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz, whose color can be attributed to irradiation, iron impurities, and other trace elements. It is as hard as regular quartz, which makes it suitable for use in jewelry. It is considered a semi-precious stone.
NOTE: The item photographed is similar to the one you will receive. These specimens are approximately 1.5" to 2" in length, and weigh approximately 1.5 ounces each. Country of Origin: Uruguay.