Amethyst (with ''Siberian'' red flash)

Four Peaks Amethyst Mine, Maricopa County, Arizona
Gems, 11.92 ct, 20.45 mm x 13.23 mm
Start Time: 12/29/2021 9:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/06/2022 7:10:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

Four Peaks Amethyst is renowned for its beautiful color, which often resembles the old classic Siberian Amethyst from over 100 years ago because it shows the highly desirable and seldom seen red flash! Most Amethyst you'll see on the market is from places like Brazil, and while it's perfectly good quality, it doesn't have the same allure that the Four Peaks material carries. Gem collectors will tell you that good stones with red flash are arguably the most valuable Amethyst gems out there, and when you a get a stone of this size and quality, it's a big deal. This "pear brilliant" cut gem is only very slightly included with a deep purple hue, but due to the way it was expertly faceted, you can see brilliant red to pinkish-red colored flashes when the stone is rotated in the light. This classic locality hasn't produced much in recent years, so if you collect gemstones from the United States, don't pass this up for a great price. The high retail value on this gem is $1,192.00