Amethyst Scepter
Miniature, 5.0 x 5.0 x 3.0 cm
Eonyang (Onyong), Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
Ex. Richard Hauck; Dr. William Sanborn

Bill Sanborn's collection was noted for an extensive suite of Asian minerals, and this is as superb a specimen for the classic old Korean amethysts as any I have seen. It is a very aesthetic, balanced, choice miniature, complete all around. There is a minor ding in each termination, but it still displays very nicely, I think, and the balance of the piece distracts the eye from the two admitted dings atop (though reduce the price, they must!). Interestingly, the crystals are slightly included by geothite, according to the label. Visually, the stunning translucent gem purple scepters contrast markedly with the stalks...again, a true classic example for this locality, just like wha tyou would see in old books.