Large Natural Amethyst Plate Specimen

GBP 1,575.00

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Object Description

A large scale natural amethyst specimen originating from Brazil. Crystals from Brazil are most often found as radiating masses, with individual crystals appearing as pyramids. This exceptional mineral has a striking plate like form that has been moulded by nature over thousands of years. It showcases a rich purple colour with white calcite crystals.

This specimen is an impressive sculptural piece for an interior display or collectors cabinet. Its colour is most evenly distributed in the individual crystals and is most intense in the growth zones at the tips.


Amethyst has a long history as a gemstone. In the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, it was highly valued and was used to create cylinder seals, engraved with religious designs and the owners name. While, ancient Egyptians also valued amethyst, using it in much of their jewellery.
This luxurious gemstone was even appreciated by pinnacle figures in history – Leonardo Da Vinci once said, “Amethyst dissipates evil thoughts and quickens intelligence”. It is also known for adorning the breastplate of Aaron, high priest of the Hebrews, representing the prophet Math, who was filled with desire to please God.

Traditionally associated with purity and piety, amethyst has always been favoured by royalty as purple is considered a regal hue. In modern times, amethyst is both faceted and polished, used as a carving material, and frequently worn as jewellery.

Its name comes from Greek “a-methystos”, meaning not drunk.

Additional Information

Comes with an exclusive extra large custom-made neoclassical style display plinth – ø25.5cm x height 9.5cm.
Overall dimensions are for specimen and base.

Additional dimensions (specimen only):

Height: 22cm
Width: 29.5cm
Depth: 11.5cm
Weight: 5kg

Object Condition

Good structural condition. Naturally made, prehistoric specimen formed by nature over millions of years. Formations, variations and markings are natural and are to be celebrated as features of each specimen.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:29.5 x H:31.5 x D:11.5 centimeters
  • country

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44(0) 1981 541 155

Dealer Location


From the M50 / Ross-on-Wye
At the end of the M50 take the A40 towards Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. Take the A49 Hereford Road (third roundabout after leaving the M50) Ignore the first two signposts for Wormelow, Stay on the A49 for approximately nine miles take the next left turn after passing the Pilgrim Hotel, singed A466 Wormelow. Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side, the site is called; Grove Farm / The Grove.

From A49 Hereford
Follow the A49 south from Hereford for approximately five miles. After the uphill section at the Callow there is a layby on your right followed by one on your left. Take the next right turn onto the A466 singed Wormelow / Monmouth, Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side on Grove Farm / The Grove.

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