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Amethyst viewBack to $25 and $10 RESERVE GEMSTONE AUCTION - Ends December 6th, 2018

Brazil
  • Starting Time:11/29/2018 07:00:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:12/6/2018 07:00:00 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Start Bid:$10
  • Reserve Bid:$10
  • Current Bid:$15
  • Size:0.57 ct
  • Size Description:6.37 mm x 4.33 mm

Description:The name "amethyst" comes from the Greek "a-methystos" meaning "not drunken,". Wine goblets were often carved from it, and the gemstone still symbolizes sobriety to this day. Traditionally, the color purple has been a symbol for royalty and Amethyst was often used for monarchs and leaders throughout history. It was, considered to be the stone of bishops, who still often wear amethyst rings. In Tibet, amethyst is considered to be sacred to Buddha and rosaries are often fashioned from it. Amethyst would be very expensive, were not for its widespread availability, as it is one of the few purple gems out there. Brazil has long been one of the main sources of gem quality Amethyst in the world. This "Oval" cut stone is a decent sized Brazilian Amethyst with nice purple color and is only very slightly included.

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Current Bids

Amount Time Date Bidder
$15 11:28 12/5/2018 medicinewheel
$10 01:32 12/2/2018 tfolsom