Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Guaratinga (Jaqueto), Bahia, Northeast Region, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 5.1 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm
A 100% gem quality, light greenish-blue color, prismatic etched crystal of Aquamarine with tapered ends, and a unique "needle"-like point on one end. The piece was mined about 30 years ago, and comes from the collection of Richard Kosnar, who had a strong presence in Brazil bringing back a large quantity of pegmatite minerals in the 1970s. The crystal is a complete floater.