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Strawberry Amethyst Cabochon

Strawberry Amethyst Cabochon

Regular price $1,800.00 USD
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Strawberry Amethyst Cabochon:

 

 

Highly unusual material from Mexico that was cut by hand from the bottom of a strawberry quartz crystal (pictured).  Lepidocrocite and hematite inclusions give this 104.96 carat amethyst red, needlelike flashes.

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The Origin: Mexico

The Measurements: 35.64mm x 24.74mm x 16.45mm

The Weight: 104.96 carats

The Cut: Oval Cabochon Cut

Other Notes:  Unusual collector's stone.  Faint Trapiche pattern is indicative of material from Mexico (as opposed to Russia).  Inclusions of hematite and lepidocrocite create the trapiche and red sparkles.  Material is completely natural.

We purchased the damaged natural crystal in an estate rock buy.  It was then cut in-house by hand over a Monday and Tuesday "weekend" we were closed, August 15th and 16th, 2016.  Our master lapidarist contracted a mysterious ocular infection from the lepidocrocite inclusions which lasted for over half of a year.  He has since recovered.

A primary, heavier weight stone was cut from the top of the crystal- a red strawberry quartz.  This lighter weight "strawberry amethyst" was cut from the bottom of the crystal.

The Scientific:

  • Mohs hardness: 7
  • lepidocrocite needles create the sparkle
  • very old material from Mexico
  • hematite creates "trapiche" star

The Spiritual:

  • promotes courage, tenacity, inner strength, romance, and passion
  • balances root and crown chakras
  • provides encouragement for anyone recovering from a relationship

  

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