Uruguay is a country rich in high-quality gemstones that are sought after by collectors all over the globe. When you see the quality of its Amethyst, you'll know why. The stunning semi-precious gemstone occurs in the geodes that were formed during historic volcanic eruptions, so they are often millions of years old. Some say that the Amethyst stones unearthed in Uruguay are amongst the finest in the world - it is hard to argue with that when you consider the depth of colour they produce.
As one of the most important geological sites on the planet, Uruguay is a place of great interest to students, professionals and general jewellery enthusiasts everywhere, so many mines remain in production to this day. We're taking a look at the history of this magnificent country and its plentiful supplies of the most beautiful gemstones of the world.