Lapidaryforum.net

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Welcome new members & old from the Lapidary/Gemstone Community Forum. Please join up. You will be approved after spam check & you must manually activate your acct with the link in your email

Congratulations to auscarver and his Rhodonite Cab!

 www.lapidaryforum.net

Another cabochon contest coming soon!

Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: Mexican Strawberry Amethyst Wire Wrap  (Read 672 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Amethyst Rose

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 96
Mexican Strawberry Amethyst Wire Wrap
« on: March 29, 2018, 09:20:54 AM »

cab of exceptionally rare Strawberry Amethyst from Mexico.  A single lot of this material was brought out in the 1970s and no more has ever made it to market.  I obtained several pieces from a friend to cab for him and took two stone in place of payment.  The red needles are hematite inclusions aligned with the crystal structure.  The wire is 24 gauge square Sterling Silver for the main wires and 22 gauge 1/2 round for the wraps.  Wrap done by my wife, Caren Johannes.  The stone is approximately 25 mm wide and 35mm high and about 45 carats.

Bob Johannes
The Amethyst Rose
Logged


55fossil

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 629
Re: Mexican Strawberry Amethyst Wire Wrap
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2018, 05:02:46 PM »

  Darn pretty stone and great wire wrap too.   
Logged

Kaljaia

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 621
Re: Mexican Strawberry Amethyst Wire Wrap
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2018, 05:49:18 PM »

Lovely stone. I like the geometric lines of both the stone and the wrap, a nice complement to the organic color gradient in the stone itself.
Logged
- Erika

I rock hunt in the Antelope/Ashwood area of the John Day river basin in Oregon. 90% of what I post is from this area, from private property where I have permission to hike and collect. The material I find is for personal use only, I do not have landowner permission to sell. Thanks for understanding!

ileney

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 390
Re: Mexican Strawberry Amethyst Wire Wrap
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2018, 07:38:39 PM »

Is this the same or similar to what they call “strawberry quartz,” a stone that sparkles tremendously, in small pinpoints?
Logged

finegemdesigns

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 191
    • finegemdesigns
Re: Mexican Strawberry Amethyst Wire Wrap
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2018, 09:38:46 PM »

There was also some extremely rare strawberry rutilated quartz that I found in Tucson in the mid 80's. Rutilated and from Brazil with absolutely RED rutile inside. NOT any shade of orange.



As far as I know this hasn't been seen in the market since then.

I never could figure out how to put a price on something this rare. Nobody knows about it or has seen it so how do you get anyone to appraise it?
Logged

gemfeller

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 478
    • Art Cut Gems
Re: Mexican Strawberry Amethyst Wire Wrap
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2018, 11:19:39 PM »

This is an interesting topic.  I used to get so-called Strawberry Quartz out of Brazil.  I think I still have a few cabs in stock.  It's clear quartz with red spangles of lepidicrosite throughout.  It makes for some striking jewelry.  Here's an image:

Cab 262h.JPG
*Cab 262h.JPG (40.5 kB . 350x272 - viewed 121 times)

 
Logged

ileney

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 390
Re: Mexican Strawberry Amethyst Wire Wrap
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2018, 09:37:38 PM »

I love that stuff! I’ve seen pieces that were faceted in Germany.
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
 

Page created in 0.096 seconds with 38 queries.