Aquamarine With Schorl
Small Cabinet, 6.7 x 4.0 x 3.8 cm
Erongo Mountain, Usakos District, Erongo Region, Namibia
The lovely aquas that make up this piece are unusually intergrown, even at their terminations. The combined effect of geometry and color, and big lustrous end terminations, is really striking! They exhibit glassy luster and gemmy terminations with a deep, rich blue color. The crystals reach 3.8 cm in length. As is common, very minor chipping at the terminal edges is present but is very minimal, and really does not detract from what is a most dramatic specimen. As an added bonus, the lower bodies of the aquas are accented with splendent, black schorl crystals. Displayed vertically, in particular, the totally gem smaller crystal just shoots off the top and presents with more pizzazz than most such specimens.