5.33 ct. 'Hourlgass' Amethyst

5.33 ct. Moroccan 'Hourglass' Amethyst

  • Color:  Medium Dark Purple / Colorless
  • Clarity:  Slightly Included
  • Origin:  Boudi, Morocco
  • Cut:  Rectangular Step
  • Treatments:  None
  • Measurements:  12.6 x 10.3 mm

Recent efforts have finally produced some gem rough from this well documented deposit.  Featured in a Gems & Gemology article in 2015 (available here), the Amethysts found at Boudi have a very distinctive zoning pattern - the deep purple forms in triangular zones that nearly touch and produce an hourglass shape.  The colorless zones have tiny inclusions of Hematite needles for a bit of an added effect.  Lovely locality variety and a good size for a faceted example of these.

$15 / carat - $79 total