The Most Expensive Amethysts in the World

Amethyst is one of the most abundant crystals in the world. But the most prized pieces can cost almost a million dollars. Some of the world’s largest amethyst geodes come out of Artigas, Uruguay. The earth beneath this region is uniquely suited to producing amethyst. But other than size, what qualities do miners look for in a valuable amethyst? And how are the crystals prepared once they’re out of the ground? Business Insider explored why amethyst geodes are so expensive.

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The video takes you on a journey to Artigas, Uruguay, a region renowned for producing some of the world's largest amethyst geodes. The geological conditions beneath this area are uniquely conducive to the formation of exceptional amethyst specimens. While size is a significant factor in determining value, the video explores the finer qualities that miners seek in their quest for valuable amethyst.


Amethyst enthusiasts and those intrigued by the world of precious gemstones will find the video an informative exploration into the factors that contribute to the high cost of these stunning crystals. Whether you are a collector, investor, or simply curious about the geological wonders beneath our feet, Business Insider's coverage offers a comprehensive understanding of why certain amethysts are deemed among the most expensive in the world.

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