Rainbow Obsidian Heart

La Revoltosa Mine, San Andreas, Magdalena Municipality, Jalisco, Mexico
Small Cabinet, 8.0 x 6.7 x 2.5 cm, 146.40 grams
Start Time: 06/08/2023 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/15/2023 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $112

Item Description

A beautiful and fine quality example of polished Rainbow Obsidian from the La Revoltosa Mine in southwestern Mexico. This material is some of the best Obsidian you'll find on the market in terms of purity, and 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 piece is a wonderful example of this classic material featuring dark iridescent colored bands of blue, green, purple, lilac and gold which shimmer in reflected light. You need a good light source to best see the colors and the pattern, either a strong indoor bulb or sunlight. The piece only shows the banding on the front, the back is completely black. 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 146.40 grams.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$112 06/13/2023 10:42:17 am (CDT)
$102 06/13/2023 10:42:17 am (CDT)
$89 06/11/2023 5:50:03 pm (CDT)
$88 06/11/2023 5:50:03 pm (CDT)
$77 06/11/2023 5:49:47 pm (CDT)
$67 06/11/2023 5:49:47 pm (CDT)
$43 06/11/2023 4:43:12 pm (CDT)
$38 06/11/2023 4:43:12 pm (CDT)
$20 06/11/2023 2:18:56 pm (CDT)
$15 06/11/2023 2:18:56 pm (CDT)
$10 06/10/2023 9:32:43 pm (CDT)