"Hourglass" color zoning and hematite inclusions in amethyst (SOLD)

Weight: 19.70 ct
Size: 22.6 x 17.4 x 7.0 mm


Color: colorless and purple zoning with brown hematite inclusions
Cut: oval cabochon
Treatments: not treated
Origin: Bon Oudi, Tata Province, Morocco
Comments: Unique cabochon with unusual color distribution, cut from typical ‘hour glass’ amethyst from Morocco, first appeared on the market in 2009. The rough used for this cabochon was a doubly terminated quartz crystal with a double phantom of amethyst in the form of a “hourglass”. Also hematite inclusions as narrow red stripes in the colorless central zone.
Rough material photo:  Field of view 9 cm

Hourglass sand watch amethyst from Morocco