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These stunning Amethyst Obelisks are cut from beautiful Brazilian Amethyst and polished into the well-known and powerful 4-sided obelisk shape.
An obelisk is a tall, four-sided, narrow tapering monument which ends in a pyramid-like shape or pyramidion at the top. Originally constructed by Ancient Egyptians and called tekhenu, the Greeks used the Greek term obeliskos to describe them, and this word passed into Latin and ultimately English.
Amethyst forms in long, prismatic crystals in geodes or hollow rocks. These geodes form when there are cavities in volcanic rock. As the rock cools, the mineral-saturated water, gases and volcanic material distill and crystallize. When these crystals harden, they form amethyst. Although generally more of a deeper purple, the stone can also have a reddish-purple tinge, or a very pale purple tinge that fades into a lilac.
Natural amethyst has been used for personal adornment for at least 2000 years, while synthetic version is far newer, and not as common.
As the member of the quartz family characterized by their distinctive purple color, amethyst has a hardness of seven on the Mohs scale. Amethyst gems are durable, and this makes them ideal for all kinds of jewelry. You’ll often find amethyst in earrings, pendants, bracelets, and rings and it’s even cut to create bracelet cuffs or beads too.
Extra Small measures approximately 1.5"
Small measures approximately 2"
Medium measures approximately 2.5"
Large measures approximately 3"
Extra Large measures approximately 3.5"
Why we love these: We love the brilliant hue of the purple in these amethyst obelisks!