Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Urals Region, Russia
Miniature, 3.4 x 3.2 x 1.7 cm
Russian aquas are only on the rarest occasions any match for those from the more common localities, so even rather modest specimens such as this from Russia are appreciated. This one came out of the Russell Jones collection (early to mid 1900s) - it is surprisingly gemmy, more than it appears from the pics, and has a rough though complete termination. The main crystal is intergrown with another that lies across the bottom.