11.2" Tall, Polished Chevron Amethyst Obelisk

 
 
 
This is a 14" tall, polished obelisk made out of "dream" amethyst. It weighs about 9 1/3lbs and is a truly stunning display piece. The polish work is excellent and tip of the obelisk is pristine.

Note: There is a section chip out of side at the base, but depending on how the obelisk is displayed it may not be visible. There is also a small, natural cavity towards the tip of this obelisk where the indentation of a quartz/amethyst crystal termination is still present.

Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz (SiO2) and owes its violet color to natural irradiation, iron impurities, and the presence of trace elements, which result in complex crystal lattice substitutions. It’s considered a semi-precious gemstone, and just two centuries ago was considered to have a value on par with diamonds, sapphires and rubies. The largest and best known amethyst deposits occur in southern Brazil and Uruguay but many localities around the world produce an amazing variety of amethyst crystals and formations.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Quartz var. Amethyst
LOCATION
Morocco
SIZE
11.2" tall, 4.2" wide, 9 1/3 lbs
ITEM
#115464