Amethyst Sceptre on Quartz
Size: 50mm x 68mm x 42mm Approximately
Weight: 149 gram
Location: Namaqualand Region, South Africa
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This is an impressive amethyst sceptre on quartz from the Namaqualand region of the Northern Cape province of South Africa. The large, well formed Amethyst crystal is perched on top of quartz . The base of the quartz has been cut to make the piece easy to display.
What is Sceptre Quartz?
Sceptre quartzes are crystals in which a second generation crystal tip grew on top of another quartz crystal. In a typical sceptre quartz, the younger tip is larger than the first tip, but it may also be smaller (then sometimes called a "reverse sceptre"). To be a sceptre quartz, the second-generation quartz crystal must grow parallel to the underlying crystal. Whether the second generation grew on the old tip, sideways on the prism, or somewhere in between is not relevant.
The photos are taken in light studio but best efforts are made to reflect the true colour of the stones but there may be some variation in natural light.
The piece in the image is the exact piece you will receive.