Amethyst Points | Brazil
Each point is 2" - 3" and are hand selected at random for quality!
Brazil has played an intriguing part in the story of Amethyst and how it became one of the most popular and accessible semi-precious gemstones in the world today. The roots of its name might date back to Ancient Greece, but the nature of the changes to its place in the world are believed to be much more recent. For much of the jewellery-enamoured world, Amethyst was up there with the finest stones available until around the 18th century. It was revered alongside Ruby, Diamond and Emerald (all of which can also be found in South America) until large deposits of it were discovered in Brazil and people became aware that it wasn't quite as rare as they first believed.
Amethyst can be found in the most part in the southern and north-eastern regions of Brazil, where many more varieties of quartz and other gemstones can be unearthed. The country is, in fact, often described as something of a 'treasure chest' of the semi-precious gemstones of the world - and Amethyst is one of the contributing factors to that.
Often viewed as a stone of peace, some believe amethyst's calming presence produces soothing dreams by bringing the dreamer more in tune with the Divine. This clarity and peacefulness also extends to the waking mind. Amethysts are said to help the mind flow freely in both mental and metaphysical dimensions.