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Gorgeous South American Amethyst Geode - 13.1 lbs.

South America, Bolivia or Uruguay, millions and millions of years old. A huge amethyst crystal quartz cluster, a natural mineral specimen lining the interior of a geode in an attractive, almost topographic form with a peninsula-like end. The name of this popular purple gemstone is Greek in origin and means "not drunken." Some scholars suggest that this was due to the belief that amethyst had the power to stave off the effects of alcohol; however, most believe that the Greeks were probably referring to the near wine-like hue of some amethyst stones. The deeply saturated violet coloring of this specimen is absolutely breathtaking, and the cut and polished edge presents a mesmerizing layered pattern of golden brown, rose, and white hues. Probably hundreds of millions of years old, this amethyst truly ROCK and ROLLS. I suppose it doesn't actually roll, but it is truly a remarkable work of natural art presented upon a custom, museum-quality stand. Size: 11.5" L x 7" W (29.2 cm x 17.8 cm); 13.5" H (34.3 cm) on included custom stand.

Condition: Polished edges. Overall excellent.

Provenance: ex-Barrios family collection

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