3.85ct Amethyst, Four Peaks Mine, Arizona
Custom cut by Troy Richardson
15.7 x 6.5 x 4.9 mm
A nice medium purple 4 Peaks amethyst with pinkish purple flashes. Perfect cutting, and loupe clean! Four Peaks material is mined the old-fashioned way – miners trek 9 miles up rugged mountain paths to reach the mine, where they dig in timber-braced tunnels with hand tools. This lovely American Amethyst has become almost impossible to source for custom cutting, but we were lucky enough to run across some in an old collection.