13.75" Sparkly, Pink Amethyst Section With Metal Stand - Brazil

This is a beautiful specimen out of Brazil, featuring true pink amethyst crystals and an expert polish. It occurs in geodic formations or cavities lined with crystals. This nodule section comes with a removable custom metal display stand. A truly gorgeous addition to any collection.

The material has been analyzed at the California Institute of Technology and was described as "purplish pink amethystine quartz additionally coloured by microscopic hematite particles. They are not rose quartz or pink quartz as classically defined".

So, it's formed by the same processes that give amethyst its purple color, but by definition amethyst is purple not pink. So, we are left with a conundrum of what to call it, but since the majority of people seem to be calling it "pink amethyst" we will stick with that label.

FOR SALE
$295
DETAILS
SPECIES
Quartz var. Pink Amethyst
LOCATION
Brazil
SIZE
13.75 x 9" (without stand), up to 2.9" thick, 14.5" tall (on stand)
ITEM
#216855