Beryl (Var: Red Beryl)
Thumbnail, 2.1 x 1.4 x 1.4 cm
Violet claims, Wah Wah Mts, Beaver Co., Utah, USA

Red beryls have become astonishingly rare and expensive on the market, in any quality. Here is a crystal that is complete and doubly-terminated, and beautifully exposed on the stark white contrasting matrix. It measures 0.6 cm in length and 0.5 cm across the termination. Fine luster. It was marked as "repaired," and since the crystal itself shows no signs of damage or repair, this means it was simply put back in its place in the matrix after coming off, so you can see no evidence that it has been repaired.