Beryl Var. Aquamarine
Large Cabinet, 21.0 x 10.8 x 8.7 cm
Marambaia, Carai, Jequitinhonha Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

An incredible large specimen weighing about 9 pounds with intense sea foam BLUE color. This is the classic color of really old Brazilian aquas, recovered in the 1920s-1950s primarily. Many of them were cut for gems and lapidary carving. Much of the best work was done in Idar-Oberstein. It is a miracle that this huge crystal, with lots of gem rough and carving value, survived! It was locked in a storage box by two previous owners, each for 20 years or more. I purchased it from an investor who had bought it in Brazil in the early 1980s. Price on Request. Joe Budd photos.