Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Galileia, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Miniature, 4.7 x 3.2 x 2.7 cm
A naturally-etched, doubly-terminated super gem crystal of aquamarine from Brazil. The light blue color was for some reason very hard to capture in picture with this crystal; while it does have a hint of green, it is definitely more blue. The crystal is glass-clear through the interior. Natural etching has given the upper part of the crystal a pretty, silky luster, and created small "cut-glass" faces on the lower part and bottom termination. Weighs 72 grams. Ex. Norm Dawson Collection.