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Purple Passion agate designer gem 2/6/2018 01 - 78 x 19 x 6 mm - 60 carats - This is a gorgeous, relatively new agate out of Mexico and it is really something special. The colors and patterns are very distinctive and extremely beautiful. This large stunning lavender grey cabochon is cut to a designer drop marquis with a beautifully rounded medium dome, girdled sides and a flat beveled back all with liquid high loss luster. This cabochon is practically flawless, very rare for Purple Passion and the cut is outstanding. This stone also displays the most spectacular parallax (aka shadow) I've seen in this material. Parallax is an optical illusion that creates a "play of light" that appears a bit like chatoyance in Tigereye - you can see it front and back in the video linked below. I got several slices from this nodule but this (the start cut) was the only one that did not have some cracks... so it will be the only cab this large showing the full pattern of the original nodule. I would say this is as close to a masterpiece I've cut form this agate and I would rate it as my best to date. Here is a video clip to see this magical stone in motion: $450.00 shipped to USA - paypal

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