Aquamarines on Schorl
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 7.5 x 6.8 x 3.7 cm
Ex. Charlie Key
A stunning specimen with unusual contrast in that this top quality, gemy, glassy aqua cluster is perched smack dab in the middle of jet black schorl, rather than just associated with it as is normally the case. Out of thousands of Erongo pieces I have seen, I cannot recall another with quite such aspect. The contrast enhances the blue hue and also makes the aqua look like a jewel set in the rock, enhancing the damatic effect of the piece as a whole.