This specimen of Quartz is from Africa. Through a process of exposing this Quartz to a Gold vapor, the vapor permanently adheres to its surface which creates an exotic, pale blue/purple coloring. This is an absolutely beautiful piece. The little Pewter Castle is by the long out of business Gallo Pewter Company. I’ve added a beautiful faceted glass point to its top which produces a wonderful iridescent blue and yellow flash. Bottom is felted to protect furniture.