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**Originally Listed At $400**

South America, Bolivia/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 diamond shape. 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 grey, taupe, and white hues. Probably hundreds of millions of years old, this amethyst truly ROCKS! But seriously, this is a remarkable work of natural art presented upon a custom, museum-quality stand. Size: 11" L x 8.5" W (27.9 cm x 21.6 cm); 15.875" H (40.3 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: ex-Barrios family collection

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#127447

Condition

Excellent with polished periphery.

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Stunning South American Amethyst Geode

Estimate $600 - $900Apr 30, 2018
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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