Aquamarine With Schorl
Small Cabinet, 7.6 x 6.7 x 5.0 cm
Erongo Mountain, Usakos District, Erongo Region, Namibia
A 5.5-cm-long aquamarine crystal sticks straight up fro ma nest of contrasting schorl here. The associated shorter but fatter aqua at the base of the piece Is about 3.4 cm tall (and much fatter). Both have very, very minor edge wear on the terminations but in context not bad at all. The overall look of the piece is very dramatic, very sword-in-the-stone like, as it stands upright at its best display angle. All schorl is pristine, and the contrast is really what will make this pocket famous down the road. The quartz association is unusual