AMETHYST CLUSTER WITH GREY AND PINK AGATE BORDER WITH BROWN-ORANGE DRUZE QUARTZ AND A POLISHED STALACTITE
Place of origin: Artigas – Uruguay
Geological period: Cretaceous
Age: 120-140 million years old
Height (including stand): 29cm
Dimensions: H 20cm x W 16cm x D 10cm
An exquisite deep purple amethyst cluster with mineral formation and a polished stalactite. This natural piece is surrounded and adorned with a beautiful polished border, where it is possible to see the mineral layers developing from the rough basalt, to the grey/blue agate, to pink agate and finally to the amethyst crystal. The multicolour border intensifies the vibrant deep purple tone of the amethyst. The lower part of the piece reveals a submerged mineral formation overlaid with brown-orange druze quartz and white quartz causing an intense sparkle. Calcite formation on amethyst is relatively rare, owing to the different formation temperatures required for the two minerals. Furthermore, it’s rare to see on a formation such as this, where the calcites are fully overlaid with druzy amethyst. With the upper part of this gorgeous natural sculpture, a polished stalactite stands out in the semblance of a “flower” or “eye”, demonstrating an aesthetic harmony between natural beauty and design. The back of the piece maintains its rough basalt condition, and the sculpture is a very decorative piece and is displayed on a custom metal stand.