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Ametrine (etched GEM crystal) (362.20 grams) viewBack to SPECIAL MINERAL AUCTION - $249 RESERVE LIQUIDATION SPECIMENS - ends Thursday, November 1, 2018

Anahi, Bolivia
  • Starting Time:10/25/2018 06:45:00 PM(CDT)
  • Ending Time:11/1/2018 06:54:44 PM(CDT)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:CABINET
  • Size Description:10.3 x 6.3 x 6.1 cm

Description:This is a unique variety of Quartz from the finest occurrence in the world. Ametrine is a naturally occurring purple and yellow bi-color variety that is formed by a unique twin law ("Brazil Law Twinning") where two separate individually colored crystals are intergrown to form an alternating "radiation" pattern of purple and yellow triangles when viewed down the c axis. The two colors are oriented to cut the famous bicolor gemstones. Here we have a natural, GEM quality, colorful, bi-color purple and yellow, hydrothermally etched crystal of Ametrine. Due to the blending of the yellow and purple, you can see some golden and rose-pink tones which are seen when the yellow and purple are overlapping inside of the crystal. A very cool, rare and completely unique example of this material that is only found in one place in the world like this! The entire crystal is VERY gemmy, and with the one-of-a-kind etching pattern, would make a splendid addition to any collection. Weight = 362.20 grams. Valued at $1,500 for size, quality, color and gemminess.

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