Red Beryl
Wah Wah Mountains, Utah, USA
Thumbnail, 1.9 x 1.8 x 1.7 cm
Ex. Irv Brown
This area of Utah produced the finest, largest, red beryl crystals in the world. This particular crystal features a 1.5 cm, doubly-terminated, gemmy and lustrous crystal perched on white rhyolite matrix. It has GLASSY luster and a top quality internal brightness that is rare in the species. From this crystal, at least two large stones in excess of a carat could be cut, and they go in excess of $1000 per carat these days. In my opinion this is a world class thumbnail specimen and it would be extremely hard to find a better MATRIX, GEMMY red beryl of this size and poise, for a thumbnail. These go up in value now, solidly, every year as supply becomes scarcer. Even mediocre ones can go for this price range, but the catch here is that this is truly outstanding in every way and stands far above the average, especially for thumbnail specimens which don't often have such pizzazz to them.