An impressive large size and a unique shape. An ideal stone for a pendant.
A violet/purple variety of quartz. Once considered a precious gemstone of the same rank as sapphire and ruby. Long associated with Royalty and the clergy because of its rich purple colour. The discovery of large deposits in South America in the 18th century reduced its rarity but it has been one of the most popular coloured stones for many years. If you like the colour purple there is nothing better.