Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Padre Paraiso, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil
Large Cabinet, 16.2 x 3.6 x 3.4 cm
A fine, giant aquamarine crystal from the less well-known Padre Paraiso area of Minas Gerais. The glassy, highly lustrous crystal has beautiful sea-green color, textbook hexagonal form and sharp, modified, pinacoidal termination. The crystal has excellent translucence and there is even a hollow tube that starts on the side. This huge crystal is essentially pristine. Ex. Wes Parker Collection. Weighs 327 grams.