7.7" Tall, Chevron Amethyst Bookends - Morocco

This is a beautiful pair of bookends made from a deep purple amethyst formation that's known as chevron amethyst. It was collected from a recently discovered amethyst vein in morocco. The bookends have been polished on the outer face and the edges are felt lined. Exceptional polishing work on this pair.

One bookend is 7.7" tall, 5.5" wide and weighs just under 6 lbs. The other bookend is 7.7" tall, 5.8" wide and weighs about 6.2 lbs.

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
Morocco
SIZE
7.7" tall, 5.5" wide, 1.75" thick
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#87262