Amethyst 40.27x23.75ct Pear Shape Checkerboard Cut 82.87ct
Sao Paulo untreated very deep purple amethyst 82.87ct 40.27x23.75mm pear shape, checkerboard cut. The gemstone was mined and cut in Brazil. Gemstone comes with a Gemworld Verification Report.
An incredible gemstone discovery occurred a few years ago in Itariri, Brazil, a small city near Sao Paulo, Brazil. 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. Groups of hardened gold miners from nearby communities came in and things got out of hand rapidly as fights ensued between them and locals. This resulted in police cordoning off the entire area. The city officials found themselves in a quandary. In order to mine the stones, they would have to 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 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 a variety of shapes and weights, each gem has a unique story to tell. This is an opportunity buy that cannot be repeated!
JTV's President's Collection offers prestigious gemstones hand-selected by our very own President and Chief Executive Officer of Jewelry Television, Tim Matthews.
Tim is an accomplished scholar and life member of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A). His academic credentials include a Juris Doctor (JD) from Harvard Law School, Gemmology (FGA) and Diamond (DGA) diplomas from the Gemmological Association of Great Britain, and a Graduate Gemologist (GG) diploma from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).
With a deep passion for gemstones and jewelry, he has personally curated each item in this exquisite collection. When you acquire an item from JTV's President's Collection, you can be assured that you have a special gem from our most exclusive collection. Each gem from this collection will come in special packaging with a certification card signed by our President and CEO.
Share this premier collection with our very own gem enthusiast Tim Matthews and grow your collection through JTV's President's Collection from The Vault by Jewelry Television.
- Product Type
- Single Gemstone
- Presidents Collection
- Country of Origin
- Certificate Type
- Gemological Lab Report
- Certifying Organization
- Piece Count
- Gemstone Species
- Carat Weight
- 82.87 ctw
- Gemstone Shape
- Gemstone Dimensions
- 40.27mm L x 23.75mm W
- Gemstone Color
- Gemstone Composition
- No Treatment
- Material Composition
- Origin Country
If you are fortunate enough to be born in February, amethyst is your birthstone. This wonderful member of the quartz family often forms large, six-sided crystals. It's usually quite clear and can be cut into almost every shape, which makes it ideal for jewelry. Because amethyst is a 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness, it's very wearable. Versatile amethyst offers a wide variety of shades, from reddish to violet-purple. If you prefer soft, subdued colors, you will truly enjoy the pastel lavenders of amethyst. Are you drawn to deeper, richer colors? Then you should consider some of the intense purple amethyst from Africa or South America.
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