Childhood hobby turned lifelong passion, James Hall is committed to preserving the integrity of the Reel Amethyst Mine and all of the specimens produced on-site. Prioritizing specimen quality, James works patiently to carefully extract each amethyst with the upmost attention to minimizing damage to the piece and the vein. The methodical nature and solitude of the work speaks to James' own personality. Entering the gemstone community as a bit of an unknown, James has quickly become a respected player in the gemstone community due to his knowledge of mining and amethysts. Enjoying the seclusion and tranquility of the smokey foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, James immerses himself in a world of purple and is a committed caretaker of the mine.