Beryl Var. Aquamarine With Schorl
Erongo Region, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 8.0 x 6.9 x 5.8 cm
An elegant cluster of aquamarines topped by a little schorl crystal hanging on for dear life! The crystals are a pastel sea foam-blue color, more similar to Brazilian aquamarine of the past, than to Erongo material. They are lustrous and translucent, but not gemmy. This is a very atypical color and aesthetic for Erongo aqua, and I was drawn to this pocket because it is so different than the norm here. The piece is complete all around. Joe Budd photos.