Amethyst (ex Shields Flynn Collection)

Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Area, Dâures, Erongo Region, Namibia
11.1 x 7.3 x 4.3 cm
Start Time: 11/21/2019 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 11/30/2019 7:05:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $272

Item Description

This piece is a bit different from a lot of the Amethysts you'll see from Brandberg on the market. Typically, you'll find either single crystals (or a couple crystals intergrown) and they often show some kind of internal "phantom" color zoning. Additionally, a lot of the Brandberg Amethysts show either scepter or "fenster" (window) habits. This piece is different in the sense that the crystals are traditional, textbook hexagonal prisms with no real scepter growth that I can see. The color ranges from nearly colorless to a rich dark "grape jelly" purple hue in areas. Some crystals have much more purple than others, and the areas of color are completely vary widely from crystal to crystal. Also, it's important to note that these Amethysts are on matrix, which is also not terribly common to see in specimens from this area. Most of the crystals are damage free, though you can see a few nicks here and there. They look beautiful up close, especially when backlit. The largest Amethyst measures 2.1 cm long. A really cool specimen of this now classic material. We value this one at $1,500. From the Collection of Shields Flynn.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
jbr4000 $272 11/30/2019 6:56:28 pm (CST)
jimsgems $262 11/30/2019 6:56:28 pm (CST)
jbr4000 $252 11/30/2019 6:55:26 pm (CST)
jimsgems $242 11/30/2019 6:55:25 pm (CST)
jbr4000 $232 11/30/2019 6:54:16 pm (CST)
jimsgems $222 11/30/2019 6:53:41 pm (CST)
i like rocks $212 11/30/2019 6:52:11 pm (CST)
jimsgems $202 11/30/2019 6:51:13 pm (CST)
jbr4000 $201 11/30/2019 6:51:13 pm (CST)
jbr4000 $191 11/30/2019 6:50:39 pm (CST)
jimsgems $181 11/30/2019 6:50:38 pm (CST)
jbr4000 $171 11/30/2019 6:44:33 pm (CST)
jimsgems $161 11/30/2019 6:44:02 pm (CST)
RUDY4444 $151 11/30/2019 6:38:25 pm (CST)
jbr4000 $141 11/30/2019 6:36:03 pm (CST)
RUDY4444 $140 11/30/2019 6:36:02 pm (CST)
RUDY4444 $130 11/30/2019 6:27:29 pm (CST)
jbr4000 $120 11/30/2019 6:27:29 pm (CST)
RUDY4444 $110 11/25/2019 7:20:42 am (CST)
gvf $100 11/25/2019 7:20:42 am (CST)
gvf $80 11/25/2019 7:20:03 am (CST)
RUDY4444 $70 11/25/2019 7:20:01 am (CST)
gvf $60 11/22/2019 1:21:08 pm (CST)
DiegoMat $50 11/22/2019 1:21:08 pm (CST)
DiegoMat $15 11/22/2019 7:19:17 am (CST)
ironman $10 11/22/2019 2:52:00 am (CST)