There are conceivably millions of heart-shaped gems manufactured, but this amethyst crystal didn’t need any carving or polishing. When miners smashed it open they discerned an incredible heart already formulated by the Earth.
Workers excavated the remarkable quartz geode at the border of Uruguay and Brazil when they split opened a rock to discover a beautiful purple heart on each side of it.
Uruguay Minerals had just proceeded excavation at the Santa Rosa mine in the Catalan area in Artigas and weren’t certain if anything of significance would be disclosed.
The land with its jagged topography of basalt provided hard conditions under which they worked. but their struggle was awarded a gem of great price’.
“What a treasure!” exclaimed Marcos Lorenzelli of Uruguay Minerals, who said it was the first time the company had ever found such a once-in-a-lifetime gemstone.