The most popular scientific explanation is that geodes were formed as volcanic lava cooled and hardened on the outside first while preserving a silica-rich liquid with the presence of iron inside. Over time the liquid formed into the six-sided pyramids of amethyst.
The colors of the natural Amethyst crystals range from light lilac to deep purple where the darker richer violet colors are more desirable and therefore graded higher. On exposure to heat, amethyst generally becomes yellow, and citrine is merely “burnt amethyst”. Therefore it is usually the lower grade Amethyst geodes that get transformed into Citrine.
The Greeks believed amethyst gems could prevent intoxication, while medieval European soldiers wore amethyst amulets as protection in battle – the reason for this being that amethysts are believed to heal people and keep them cool-headed. The Greek word “amethystos” translates as "not drunken."
Amethyst geodes are priced by weight and color. We shave off some of the casing of the geodes and polish the outside not only to reduce the weight, but also to expose more of the structure of the crystals. As you can see from the pictures our Amethyst features the deepest purple.
Luca selects and designs each teak piece personally for quality and uniqueness of the material. We do not buy or sell bulk. Most of the larger teak pieces come from reclaimed wood from found felled timber as teak does not rot or decay. This way large trees are protected, instead of cut down.