Beryl (Var: Aquamarine), Schorl
Erongo Mountain, Usakos and Omaruru Districts, Erongo Region, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 7.9 x 6.2 x 3.7 cm
A rich, gemmy, cluster of vibrant blue aquamarines from 1990s finds in the Erongo Mountains. This locality surprised everybody in the mid-90s with its beryl production, and is likely to be looked back on as a true modern classic. This piece has a great 3-dimensionality, high luster, and many good crystals on it. Unusually, the terminations are super-glassy - many aqua pockets from this region don't have such good terminations. Ex. Dr. Edward David Collection.