This specimen of Amethyst comes from the most famous Slovak region from Bánská Štiavnica. This sample was found in 2020, in the Vyhně area, today the location is already mined. The dimensions of the specimen are 6,5 x 4,3 x 4,1 cm.
Origin Europe » Slovakia » Bánská Bystrica Region » Banska Stiavnica / Schemnitz
Size category Miniature (4-7 cm)
Size 6,5 x 4,3 x 4,1 cm
Weight 143 g


The name amethyst comes from the Greek "a-methystos", not drunk with wine. It has been a popular material for the production of various ornaments and jewelry since ancient times. It is found mainly in the cavities of alkaline rocks (geodes). Amethyst has a color from light purple, deep purple to purple. Some amethysts are transparent, others only translucent, others opaque. Amethyst does not like direct light, loses color and fades.

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