Hessonite, Horseranch Range, BC


AMETHYST - La Manche Bay, near Arnold's Cove, Newfoundland

In November 2017, a spectacular discovery of amethyst was made at La Manche Bay, near Arnold's Cove, Newfoundland. Prior to this find, Newfoundland was not known to host any significant amethyst deposits. The material is a mix of specimen and facet-grade amethyst of rich purple color, mostly without greyish overtones. Crystals are as large as 3-4 cm across with large transparent sections at their tips. Unfortunately most of the crystals are marred by barely visible cracks, which negatively affect the size of the resulting gems. The gemstones offered for sale on this page are from this new, exciting discovery.

More information about this amethyst can be found in an article I wrote for "InColor" magazine, in January 2020, about Canadian gemstones.  You can find the article here; "Colored Gemstones from Canada; An Update"

         AMETHYST - La Manche, near Arnold' Cove, Newfoundland
Weight........... 3.56 caratsCatalogue #..B5523
Dimensions... 10.6 mmCut Style....... Triangular
Colour............ medium purple Clarity............ modeately included
GEC................ N  (natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... $70 .00 CDN
         AMETHYST - La Manche, near Arnold' Cove, Newfoundland
Weight........... 3.33 caratsCatalogue #..B5524
Dimensions... 11.2 x 9.2 mmCut Style....... oval
Colour............ medium-light purple Clarity............ lightly included
GEC................ N  (natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... Reserved!
         AMETHYST - La Manche, near Arnold' Cove, Newfoundland
Weight........... 3.18 caratsCatalogue #..B5521
Dimensions... 10.1 x 8.1 mmCut Style....... cushion
Colour............ medium purple Clarity............ very slightly to lightly included
GEC................ N  (natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... Reserved!
         AMETHYST - La Manche, near Arnold' Cove, Newfoundland
Weight........... 2.45 caratsCatalogue #..B5528
Dimensions... 9.1 mmCut Style....... round brilliant
Colour............ medium purple Clarity............ lightly included
GEC................ N  (natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... $65.00 CDN
         AMETHYST - La Manche, near Arnold' Cove, Newfoundland
Weight........... 2.23 caratsCatalogue #..B5530
Dimensions... 10.0 x 8.0 mmCut Style....... oval
Colour............ purple Clarity............ moderately included
GEC................ N  (natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... $ 35.00 CDN
         AMETHYST - La Manche, near Arnold' Cove, Newfoundland
Weight........... 2.11 caratsCatalogue #..B5532
Dimensions... 9.1 mmCut Style....... triangular
Colour............ light purple Clarity............ very slightly to lightly included
GEC................ N  (natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... Reserved!
         AMETHYST - La Manche, near Arnold' Cove, Newfoundland
Weight........... 2.08 caratsCatalogue #..B5533
Dimensions... 8.6 mmCut Style....... round brilliant
Colour............ medium-dark purple Clarity............ very slightly included
GEC................ N  (natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... Reserved!
         AMETHYST - La Manche, near Arnold' Cove, Newfoundland
Weight........... 1.63 caratsCatalogue #..B5549
Dimensions... 8.1 mmCut Style....... triangular
Colour............ medium-light purple Clarity............ moderately included
GEC................ N  (natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... $25.00 CDN
         AMETHYST - La Manche, near Arnold' Cove, Newfoundland
Weight........... 1.56 caratsCatalogue #..B5536
Dimensions... 8.0 mmCut Style....... triangular
Colour............ medium purple Clarity............ very slightly included
GEC................ N  (natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... Reserved!
         AMETHYST - La Manche, near Arnold' Cove, Newfoundland
Weight........... 1.55 caratsCatalogue #..B5540
Dimensions... 8.1 mmCut Style....... triangular
Colour............ medium-light purple Clarity............ lightly included
GEC................ N  (natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... $30.00 CDN
         AMETHYST - La Manche, near Arnold' Cove, Newfoundland
Weight........... 1.50 caratsCatalogue #..B5529
Dimensions... 7.6 mmCut Style....... round brilliant
Colour............ medium-light purple Clarity............ very slightly included
GEC................ N  (natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... $40.00 CDN
         AMETHYST - La Manche, near Arnold' Cove, Newfoundland
Weight........... 1.45 caratsCatalogue #..B5543
Dimensions... 7.6 mmCut Style....... round brilliant
Colour............ medium-light purple Clarity............ very slightly included
GEC................ N  (natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... $45.00 CDN
         AMETHYST - La Manche, near Arnold' Cove, Newfoundland
Weight........... 1.40 caratsCatalogue #..B5539
Dimensions... 7.4 mmCut Style....... round brilliant
Colour............ medium-light purple Clarity............ lightly included
GEC................ N  (natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... $35.00 CDN
         AMETHYST - La Manche, near Arnold' Cove, Newfoundland
Weight........... 1.15 caratsCatalogue #..B5548
Dimensions... 7.1 mmCut Style....... round brilliant
Colour............ medium purple Clarity............ eye clean
GEC................ N  (natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... Reserved!
         AMETHYST - La Manche, near Arnold' Cove, Newfoundland
Weight........... 1.06 caratsCatalogue #..B5559
Dimensions... 7.1 mmCut Style....... round brilliant
Colour............ medium purple Clarity............ very slightly to lightly included
GEC................ N  (natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... Reserved!
         AMETHYST - La Manche, near Arnold' Cove, Newfoundland
Weight........... 1.05 caratsCatalogue #..B5547
Dimensions... 7.1 mmCut Style....... round brilliant
Colour............ medium purple Clarity............ very slightly to lightly included
GEC................ N  (natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... Reserved!
         AMETHYST - La Manche, near Arnold's Cove, Newfoundland
Weight........... 1.01 caratsCatalogue #..B555
Dimensions... 6.6 mmCut Style....... round brilliant
Colour............ medium-light purple Clarity............ lightly included
GEC................ N  (natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... Reserved!
         AMETHYST - La Manche, near Arnold' Cove, Newfoundland
Weight........... 0.79 caratCatalogue #..B5553
Dimensions... 7.1 x 5.1 mmCut Style....... oval
Colour............ medium purple Clarity............ very slightly to lightly included
GEC................ N  (natural)     (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... $20.00 CDN



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