Sakavalana Pegmatite, Ambatovita, Antsirabe, Madagascar
Thumbnail, 2.3 x 2.2 x 0.7 cm
Ex. Ron Pellar
A sharp hexagonal crystal of the very rare red beryl species only identified in the last decade, and now very hard to come by on the market! No new crystals of this quality have been found since 2003, I am reliably told. This one is not quite complete, with a bit of edge wear on two lower edges, but it is good-sized and showy. It is 29.5 carats. Ex. Ron Pellar thumbnail collection. Joe Budd photos.