Amethyst specimens (Pink)

Gorgeous pink Amethyst specimens from Argentina.

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Pink Amethyst specimens

Nice display pieces of pink Amethyst, from the El Choique mine, Patagonia, Argentina. These are from a relatively new find, and were only introduced to the market in 2017.

The naming of this material is always going to be controversial. Amethyst is, and always has been purple, so by this definition this material cannot be 'Amethyst'. However, the colouration of Amethyst is caused by specific mineral inclusions and irradiation - purple is caused by Iron (Fe) atoms and irradiation, and it seems that this may somehow be caused by the same process (Ana L. Rainoldi, George R. Rossman, Lucas Di Martino, AndrÉs Oteiza)

However, perhaps the safest option is to refer to it as 'pink Quartz' or 'iron included Quartz'. It is distinct from Rose Quartz, which gains its colour in a different method, owing to fibrous aligned inclusions.

Our current stock includes a range of small geode halves/fragments, most of which are between 30-50MM approximately wide.

Frequently asked questions and delivery information


How do we grade stones?

There is no overall universal grading system for the majority of our products. As such, the grades we use are internal only. They simply refer to higher and lower qualities, but they may be entirely different grades to other websites. C grade pieces are of lower quality than B grade, which is lower than A grade.

 

How does our ordering and delivery process work?

You place an order via the website. When it’s been picked and packed, your order will be marked as completed and dropped off at our local post office. We have an account with the post office called a “Drop and Go” account, which allows the post office staff to process our parcels when they have free time, rather than me queuing up and delaying everyone else.

I get tracking information etc online when this has been completed. I typically do not send tracking information to customers unless they request it – but if you’ve requested tracked postage, it has been sent tracked! If you have any worries or concerns about your parcel being delayed please feel free to get in touch and I’ll send the tracking info over! We also get delivery confirmations for parcels over 25MM thick by default.

 

How do international orders work?

After Brexit, with the UK leaving the European Union, certain things have changed with regards to international orders. European Union customers will now likely be liable to pay the same amount of import VAT as any other international customers. You will be responsible for any customs and import fees.

 

I’d like to return my order for a refund.

No problem at all – just get in touch and we’ll arrange it. You can read our full returns policy here.

 

What payment methods do you accept?

I can accept Paypal, Stripe, cheque, and direct bank transfers. Paypal and Stripe will both allow you to pay with credit and debit cards.

 

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