Miniature, 4.5 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm
Yunnan Province, China

A limpid, clear, DOUBLY-TERMINATED FLOATER aquamarine, from a small find that came to market in the late 1980s and seems never to have been repeated. We all thought a flood of pegmatite gems would come out of China, but time has proven this assumption wrong, and not much does come out in the way of gem crystals. This is a gorgeous crystal, and I think would cost more if it were from Jacqueto in Brazil - a style which it mimics so well.