Padre Paraiso, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Large Cabinet, 19.2 x 1.3 x 1.0 cm
This is a tall, elegant, 7-inch gem crystal with very good luster (very sparkly), and a high color saturation of yellow-golden color. It has a 1 cm or so aquamarine termination atop, and is complete all around save for a few minor asymmetries (one growth bend in the top half, and one 1-cm conchoidal ding on the right edge of the lower portion). The piece stands beautifully in a case, but is cheaper because it is admittedly repaired (cleanly, hard to see, at just under the 5-inch mark). The top portion alone (6 cm tall), above the repair, makes a good crystal on its own but the height was worth keeping and so it shows off dramatically, especially for the price