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13.8" Tall, Polished Chevron Amethyst Obelisk
This is a 13.8" tall, polished obelisk made out of "dream" amethyst. It weighs about 8.9 lbs and is a truly stunning display piece. The polish work is excellent and tip of the obelisk is pristine.
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.