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Lot 0126A
South America, Brazil, millions and millions of years old. A tall, narrow section of amethyst (purple quartz) and white/clear quartz crystals from the interior lining of a large geode; the shape gives it the appearance of a stained glass window in a cathedral. 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. Size: 9.5" W x 19.5" H (24.1 cm x 49.5 cm)

Provenance: private Illinois, USA collection

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#130956

Condition

Back of the piece is painted black. Geode interior is in beautiful condition.

Starting Bid

$600.00

Buyer's Premium

  • 24.5%

Large Brazilian Amethyst Cathedral Geode

Auction ended on Thu, Mar 15, 2018
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Estimate $1,000 - $1,500
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