Smoky Quartz with Tourmaline inclusion

probably Pederneira mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Cabinet, 12.3 x 6.2 x 5.3 cm
Start Time: 04/02/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/08/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $428
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

A 1.7 cm tourmaline crystal section is dramatically enclosed in the sharp termination of the gem smoky quartz crystal. The limpid very glassy hexagonal crystal has fine light smoky color and few interior veils. Striking stepped-growth prism faces, preferential glass-clear and frosted termination and prism faces plus the bizarre secondary overgrowth of milky quartz on one face add even more character to exceptional large 360-degree piece. Complete all-around and nearly pristine. A trivial bit of edge chatter, an out-of-sight termination edge ding in the primary display view and an out-of-sight contact lower on a back prism face, where another crystal once lay, with no damage, per se are certainly only very minimal detractions. Exotic and uncommon large smoky quartz with a tourmaline inclusion. Every turn presents a distinctively different perspective. Probably from the famed Pederneira Mine. MUCH better in person!

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $428 04/08/2021 6:15:14 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $418 04/08/2021 6:15:14 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $379 04/08/2021 6:15:04 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $369 04/08/2021 6:15:04 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $343 04/08/2021 6:13:06 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $333 04/08/2021 6:13:06 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $300 04/08/2021 1:55:38 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $290 04/08/2021 1:55:38 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $279 04/08/2021 1:55:08 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $269 04/08/2021 1:55:08 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $232 04/08/2021 1:54:50 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $222 04/08/2021 1:54:50 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $169 04/06/2021 6:36:15 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $159 04/06/2021 6:36:14 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $121 04/04/2021 10:29:49 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $111 04/04/2021 10:29:49 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $90 04/04/2021 8:58:14 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $80 04/04/2021 8:58:14 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $75 04/04/2021 8:25:54 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $65 04/04/2021 8:25:54 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $60 04/03/2021 5:47:02 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $50 04/03/2021 5:47:02 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $45 04/03/2021 4:07:07 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $40 04/03/2021 4:07:07 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $35 04/03/2021 10:35:27 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $30 04/03/2021 7:26:39 am (CDT)
Private Bidder * $25 04/03/2021 7:26:30 am (CDT)
Private Bidder * $25 04/03/2021 7:26:30 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $20 04/03/2021 7:26:23 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $15 04/03/2021 7:26:23 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 04/02/2021 11:17:07 pm (CDT)
* Proxy Bid Battle: In the event of two customers inputting matching proxy bids, the leading bid goes to the earliest of the two proxy bids. Tie winners are shown in bold.