Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Padre Paraiso, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil
Cabinet, 9.6 x 8.1 x 4.8 cm
A fine, highly unusual aquamarine from the less well known Padre Paraiso area of Minas Gerais. The two large, intergrown aquamarines with beautiful, sea-green color are very heavily etched, but looking at them closely, there are a myriad of crystal faces. The crystals have excellent translucence. Weighs 427 grams.