Emerald on Calcite
Miniature, 5.1 x 3.6 x 2.6 cm
Las Penas, near Cosquez, Boyaca Dept, Colombia
Ex. Dr. Ed David
This is a most unusual emerald specimen, featuring dark green crystals in narrow stairstep growth, one upon and reachng out from the next, extending elegantly out from a well trimmed matrix! I have never seen the like! This is not a major gem emerald perhaps, but is really a special piece because it so draws the eye with the combination of color and sculptural aesthetics. It is as impactful as an emerald miniature could be, aside from a gem crystal of much higher price point. NOTE: there is ONE CLEAN REPAIR to this specimen, in the middle of the cluster. It is hard to notice and I am sure that Ed himself never realized it.