Loose Natural Amethyst Gemstone!
Rich Purple Amethyst! Luscious Color! Custom faceted into a beautiful concave Oval design. A very unique and unusual faceted gemstone! The maroon in the gem is actually a reflection off my shirt. This awesome Amethyst is a perfect gem for a unique jewelry piece such as a ring or a pendant!
Amethyst, brilliantly sparkling and royal in its purple hue -- is the most valued gemstone from the quartz family. Rich purple has always been a rare and noble color. The crowns of Egyptian pharaohs were set with amethysts, and it was the favorite gem of Christian leaders in the Middle Ages.
What is Concave Faceting?
The Concave cut is three dimensional; where as the traditional flat faceted cut gemstones are two dimensional. The concave cut not only has facets in the length and width of the gemstone but also has conical shaped facets to create more depth. This third dimension further refracts the light as more ambient light, thus returning it to the eye as more brilliance in the gemstone. A two dimensional gemstone will need light to show its brilliance, a Concave cut gemstone will reflect the smallest amount of light. The gem will return to the eye, brilliance from even a small single candle that has been lit in a darkened room.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, some people prefer the traditional faceted design over the innovative Concave faceted gems. They like the more classic look of a traditional faceted gemstone.
Some of the disadvantages of Concave cutting are that darker gems like Ruby, tend too look less attractive when Concave cut, the gems turning out murky and less attractive. There is also a higher weight loss than in traditional faceting and Concave faceting requires more labor resulting in a much higher cost to the finished gemstone.
Species / Variety: Quartz / Amethyst
Color: Strong Purple
Carat Weight: 3.18 Cts
Shape / Cut: Concave Oval
Size: 11 X 9 MM Depth: 6.6 MM
Clarity: Very Very Good