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Sao Paulo Untreated Amethyst 19.55ct 21.56x15.89mm Oval

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Sao Paulo Untreated Amethyst 19.55ct 21.56x15.89mm Oval. Gemstone Mined And Cut In Brazil.

Trade Show Treasures Trade Show Treasures are unique finds from trade shows around the world brought to you exclusively on jtv.com. Collectible gems, enormous carat sizes and incredible prices are just some of the things you will discover when you browse through Trade Show Treasures. There are limited quantities on each piece, so act quickly and begin enjoying your own one-of-a-kind treasures.



SAO PAULO AMETHYST... An incredible gemstone discovery occurred a few years ago in Itariri, Brazil, a small city near Sao Paulo. Itariri is a quaint little city nestled between majestic hillsides with mountains as a backdrop. While Brazil is renowned as one of the world's most prolific gemstone sources, the story behind the discovery of these gems is nearly as fascinating as the amethyst that was unearthed! While workers were digging up city streets to lay new water lines, they soon noticed some purple rocks at the work site. News spread like wildfire once it was known to be amethyst and hundreds of residents became miners overnight. News spread daily and groups of hardened gold miners from nearby communities came in; things got out of hand very rapidly as fights ensued between them and locals. This resulted in police cordoning off the entire area. Now, of course, amethyst is one of the most popular and best selling of all colored gems, but the city officials found themselves in a quandary. Amethyst is a gemstone commodity, but in order to mine the stones, they would have destroy the city's infrastructure plans to retrieve them. Ultimately, meetings between the department of mines and city officials led to a decision to finish all planned projects and entirely ban mining in the area. As soon as the pipes were laid, the pretty purple rocks were covered up, leaving many to wonder "what if"? Fortuitously, we recently secured a small amount of these amply sized gems from a cutter in Sao Paulo. Customers who treasure beautiful stones with incredible back stories will find it hard to eclipse this one! Each stone has richly saturated color, similar to that seen in Bahia amethyst. Limited in availability but purchased in variety of shapes and weights, each gem has a unique story to tell. This is an opportunity buy that cannot be repeated!

Product Information
Product Type:
Single Stone
Product Group:
Gemstones
Collection:
Trade Show Treasures
Primary Stone / Amethyst
Gemstone:
Amethyst
Gemstone Family:
Quartz
Gemstone Count:
1
Carat Weight:
19.55
Gemstone Shape:
Oval
Cut:
Brilliant
Primary Color:
purple
Color:
Purple
Treatment:
No Treatment
Country of Origin:
Brazil
Composition:
Natural
Dimension Type:
Not Calibrated
Dimensions:
21.56x15.89 mm
Dimension Length:
21.00
Dimension Measurement:
mm
Dimension Width:
15.00

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