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.