Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Miniature, 4.3 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm
Quy Chau (Ke Bon; Phu Qui Chau) District, Nghe An (Nghe Tinh) Province, Vietnam
A totally gemmy, transparent and beautifully blue, UNUSUALLY FLUTED aquamarine crystal from a very uncommon Vietnam locality. The crystal is partially etched, which gives the unusual scalloped pattern. Striking! Vietnam aquas of this caliber are very RARE and this is one of the better specimens in a lot I had from a visiting mining engineer. It has lots of cutting-quality zones to it, too. 4.3 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm