Amethyst Cluster Candleholder



These Amethyst Crystal Clusters are drilled for votive or tea light candles. You will love the way the candle light glows off the crystals! Approximate size is 5 inches. A violet to purple variety of quartz that owes its color to gamma irradiation and the presence of traces of iron built into its crystal lattice. Amethyst is the most popular purple stone and is considered the birthstone for those born in February.

Amethyst, the birthstone for February, is one of our most popular gemstone materials. Amethyst forms in long, prismatic crystals in geodes or hallow 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.

Why we love these:  You haven't seen gorgeous until you've seen the glimmer of the candle flame illuminate the purple crystals surrounding it!