Raw Amethyst Crystal Geode from Artigas, Uruguay - Naturally Polished Crystal Cluster with Eco-Friendly Materials

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    Weight: 1.39 pounds
    Dimensions: 2.75” L x 2.50” W x 4.25” H
    Grade: AA Grade
    Origin: Artigas, Uruguay
    Polished: Yes; Grapeseed Oil

    This variety of amethyst is graded AA for containing great color, high translucency, with minimal surface mineral deposits. This geode features a cut base that has been sanded and fully polished edges.

    The color of the amethyst crystals are all 100% natural, never dyed or synthetically treated. The region surrounding Artigas, Uruguay is known for producing some of the highest quality and most valuable amethyst crystals in the world.

    Ideal as a decoration or centerpiece, this stone would also make for a thoughtful gift to anybody who admires what nature can produce.

    This is a one of a kind stone and by purchasing this listing you will receive the exact crystal specimen photographed.

    Photographing stones and crystals while wet can be deceiving, as once dry they may not look nearly as visually appealing. That is why each amethyst geode has been triple-cleaned, meaning they have been soaked in a natural acidic solution with vinegar to remove excess mineral deposits, washed with a plant-based soap, and rinsed with collected rainwater. Lastly, every piece is personally touched and hand polished with an organic plant-based oil to bring out the shine of the crystals and enhance the color of the stone. This removes mining dust, dirt, debris, and loose chips. Yet it keeps all of the natural raw features intact and gives each piece a clean, vibrant appearance that will last for many years to come. Vinegar is a good alternative for cleaning stones compared to harsh chemical acids, but does require patience since the pH is higher than hydrochloric acid. Plant-based oils are completely harmless to use for polishing all types of gemstones and crystals and are much safer and easier to work with compared to toxic mineral oils derived from petroleum. Occasionally there may be some light residue left on the stone which can be easily removed with a damp cloth.

    Each raw amethyst gemstone is ethically sourced from Artigas, Uruguay using artisanal surface mining methods. This type of excavation leaves a minimal carbon footprint and also does not contribute to environmental destruction by releasing chemicals or toxins that can harm the ecosystem. By supporting small family-owned mines, it helps stimulate local economies and divest resources away from deforestation and other industries based on exploitation.

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