This piece is about 2 3/8" by 2 5/8" and a little over 3/16" thick.
Amethyst is said to have other properties also. It is a favored stone by many. It is not only a beautiful stone but is also thought to have healing, calming and psychic abilities.
Amethyst is powerful and protective stone and an excellent general purpose stone. It is used in the psychic and spiritual realms and is said that it can increase spirituality and enhance intuition. Amethyst is also thought to enhance psychic powers of all kinds, including telepathy, past life memories, clairvoyance and communication with the angels. Because it has these qualities it is said to protect the wearer against psychic attacks, thieves and traveling.
Amethyst is supposed to negate evil attacks or wishes from others and is a natural tranquilizer. Amethyst is said to relieve stress, soothe irritability, anger and mood swings. It is supposed to help heal grief and sadness, PMS, strengthen the immune system, help with headaches and much more. It is said to be a general healing and calming stone.
Birthstone for February
The 6th anniversary gemstone
You can make several cabochons out of it depending on the size. For stained glass artists, use it whole or cut or break into smaller pieces. I always thought it would look great in a lamp shade also.