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MD-238964
Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Toenail, 3.0 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm
Adun-Cholon Range, Nerchinsk Gem mines, Nerchinsk (Nertschinsk), Chitinskaya Oblast', Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia
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A fine, old Russian aquamarine crystal from the Adun-Cholon Range of Russia. This classic, sharp and very gemmy crystal is notable for the symmetry of form, sharp termination and also the intense steel-blue color. The gem mines here started in 1723. This crystal probably dates to the Czarist Era, but no proof. Ex. Roland Sherman Collection. Weighs 11.74 carats.