Quartz var. Amethyst
Las Vigas de Ramírez Mun., Veracruz, Mexico
Small Cabinet, 8.1 x 7.6 x 5.8 cm

This is a gemmy, exceptional example of Las Vigas amethyst from 2021 finds, material that might be readily available now but is sure to become more appreciated and scarcer as they get gobbled up by collectors. While productive now, is the time to buy a superior specimen, as in the past pieces of this quality were very rare. This starburst-shaped cluster is exceptionally glassy and 3-dimensional, and features a dozen or so crystals radiating out from a common core, with faint color graduation, and darkening slightly at the sharp tips. It is pristine, and simply "better" than most, in person - this is hard to convey from photos and video. The 3-dimensionality combined with the luster, the overall balance, has an effect on the eye that just makes it special.