The Amethyst Queen mining area, located South of Grand Junction, Colorado, is once again under claim and is producing very nice clusters of Amethyst combined with many other associated minerals. This Amethyst is different in that it tends to be lighter in color than the Arizona, Brazil or Uruguay Amethyst. However, there is also substantial color-zoning in this material causing a gradual change from almost clear white quartz to dark purple, and everything in between within each individual crystal. Some crystals even have a presence of Citrine, which is a first for Colorado.
Robert Michael acquired a large quantity of these Amethyst crystals specifically from the Humming Bird Mine. Robert faceted one of the crystals into this 10x8mm oval gemstone weighing 2.8 carats. He then set the gem in a simple Sterling Silver Pendant.
I’m also calling this gemstone a “Sunset Ametrine“. Reason being, in natural light around sunset, the gemstone changes color. The center of the gemstone becomes filled with a Citrine color and completely changes the look of the gem. Truly, a One-of-a-Kind piece.
Amethyst is the February Birthstone.
A very short silver-colored chain will be included in the gift box with this item, but please be aware that this chain is for display purposes only. It is used solely to hold the pendant upright in the box. It is made of inexpensive basic metal, not Gold or Silver. If you would like to include a Sterling, White Gold or Yellow Gold Chain, please take a peek at the “Other Items” category and make your selection.
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