Rainbow Obsidian Heart

La Revoltosa Mine, San Andreas, Magdalena Mun., Jalisco, Mexico
Small Cabinet, 5.9 x 5.7 x 2.7 cm, 91.3 grams
Start Time: 04/11/2024 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/18/2024 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $130

Item Description

This is a classic and truly beautiful piece of polished Rainbow Obsidian from the La Revoltosa Mine in southwestern Mexico. Doubtlessly, some of the finest and most well-known pieces of Obsidian you'll find on the market in terms of purity come from this mine. Only a small percentage of these stones contains the highly desirable rainbow banding patterns, which are just gorgeous when polished. You'll see this material cut/carved and polished into all sorts of shapes and figures, but some of the most popular and well-known examples are the beautiful heart-shaped carvings like this stone. This is completely natural untreated material, and highly desirable for its beautiful appearance. This is a wonderful example of this classic material featuring dark iridescent colored bands of green and gold which shimmer in reflected light. You need a good strong light to best see the colors and the pattern, either a strong indoor bulb or sunlight. The piece shows the banding on the front and the back. For those who are unfamiliar, Obsidian is natural volcanic glass, formed at the end of volcanic activity in an area where the remaining silica quickly cools near the surface. The piece from the La Revoltosa Mine are highly prized in the lapidary industry for their superior consistent quality, and this piece would make a great addition to any collection of carvings or various lapidary items. Item weight is 91.3 grams.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$130 04/18/2024 6:04:48 pm (CDT)
$120 04/18/2024 6:04:48 pm (CDT)
$110 04/13/2024 4:22:45 pm (CDT)
$100 04/13/2024 4:22:45 pm (CDT)
$98 04/13/2024 7:29:37 am (CDT)
$88 04/13/2024 7:29:37 am (CDT)
$60 04/12/2024 12:13:11 pm (CDT)
$50 04/12/2024 9:39:16 am (CDT)
$45 04/12/2024 9:39:16 am (CDT)
$40 04/12/2024 9:38:17 am (CDT)
$35 04/12/2024 9:38:17 am (CDT)
$30 04/12/2024 9:37:04 am (CDT)
$25 04/12/2024 9:37:04 am (CDT)
$20 04/12/2024 9:36:28 am (CDT)
$15 04/12/2024 9:36:28 am (CDT)
$10 04/11/2024 7:48:12 pm (CDT)