4.9" Carved and Polished Chevron Amethyst Skull

 
This is a 4.9" long hand carved/polished skull made out of chevron amethyst. The quality of the polish and sculpting is wonderful. The underside of the skull and the nostrils have been hollowed-out, making the specimen closer in resemblance to a real skull. There are some small cavities that have been filled with an epoxy to assist with stabilization during the polish process.

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 deposit 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
Unknown
SIZE
4.9" long, 3.9" tall, 3.4" wide
ITEM
#111210