Large Deep Purple Brazilian Amethyst Geode

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  • Item Category: Antiquities
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jan 17, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House
Up for auction is a Large (4 1/2 X 3 X 2 Inch) Amethyst Geode with Excellent Clarity and Color. Crystalline quartz in shades of purple, lilac, or mauve are called amethyst, a stone traditionally worn to guard against drunkenness and to instill a sober and serious maind. Amethyst is dichroic, showing a bluish or reddish purple tinge when viewed from different angles. usually faceted as a mixed or step cut, amethyst has distinctive inclusions that look like tigerstripes, thumbprints, or feathers. Some amethyst is heat treated to change the color to yellow, producing citrine. Crystals that are part citrine and part amethyst are called ametrine. Amethyst is found in alluvial deposits or in geodes. Some of the largest geodes containing amethyst are in Brazil. The large crystals on this piece are suitable for cutting or this would be a great display piece. For any Rock Hound or any Amethyst lover this would be much appreciated. You will not be disappointed should you win this auction. Please email me with any questions and I will try and answer them for you. Please be advised that I leave feedback as soon as payment is received and in this feedback I will tell you when your item is being shipped. Feedback is an important part of the Ebay experience for both Buyers and Sellers. Please feel free to leave feedback for me once your item is ... read more