Padre Paraiso, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Large Cabinet, 26.7 x 2.8 x 2.4 cm
At nearly 11 inches long and NOT REPAIRED, this is a miracle of survival. One seldom sees any gem crystal this size, without repairs. It is a uniform, beautiful, true golden-yellow color, with a 1-cm aquamarine termination atop. There are a few contacts (where a small crystal grew against it) or slight bits of damage to the piece but these are not obvious except on close inspection and nothing I consider seriously detracting. The size, color, and overall impact of the piece are just shocking - and I am pleased to offer it for what seems to me, at least, a very fair price (cheaper in part because its SO big, it won't fit in many collector's cabinets!) .