Small Cabinet, 8.3 x 5.0 x 3.5 cm
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Ernest Schlichter
This freeform, partially dissolved morganite beryl presents as a colorful, vibrantly glassy and colorful piece. It stands on its own. Although exhibiting extremely lustrous crystal faces over a portion of this specimen which reflect light from just about every angle (MAKING IT MUCH MORE LUSTROUS In PERSON THAN IT APPEARS), there is some contacting on the bottom and lower portions of the sides, I think - it is very hard to tell given the processes of dissolution and rehealing evidently at work in the pocket. The uniformly rich, pink color and the depth of transparency along with the unusually large size, make this piece very rare and showy as I have seen similarly formed AQUAMARINE from the area, but not so in the way of larger morganites. Weight: 193 grams.