THIS CANDLE HOLDER IS FROM EQUADOR.

This is extremely low cost for an Equadorian candle holder

 

A really surprisingly good value Amethyst candle holder from Equador, grading based on its colours and points.

Many very large, large and small crystal points and clustering.

Colours ranging from stunning deep black purple, redish purple and indigos up to paler purple and some clear quartz.

A lovely candle holder which is well spread with quality gemstones and no matter which way it's rotated it has many viewing sides.

 

 

Amethyst

Amethyst (pronounced AM-eh-thihst) is one of the most common--and popular--gemstone materials. This variety of quartz ranges in color from deep purple to pale lavender depending on the presence of manganese and iron.

The origin of this gemstone, according to the ancient Greeks, was the nymph named Amethystos. She refused the attentions of Dionysus, the god of wine and intoxication. As he pursued her, she prayed for protection and to preserve her chastity. The virgin goddess Artemis answered her call for help, transforming the nymph into a white or clear stone. The story ends with Diony