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Aquamarine with Fluorite An unusual association! This specimen hosts an absolutely gem , water-clear crystal f goshenite (colorless, with no trace of blue to my eye), associated with a fluorite on muscovite matrix. The goshenite crystal is really quite nice - exceptional in clarity, lustre, and brightness. The association i... Beryl
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Aquamarine on Muscovite This large specimen is classic Nagar material, and elegantly exhibits a fat, very gemmy, 2 x 2 x 2 inch crystal on a plate of beautiful hexagonal muscovite blades. ALL of the small crystals are equally briht, gemmy, and terminated! the whole piece is pristine! This is a very good bargain for the pri... Beryl
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Morganite on Cleavelandite This superb specimen is a glowing pink morganite crystal with exceptional color, perched smartly on a well-trimmed matrix of cleavelandite. I trimmed it down from the larger specimen it was when I got it in an exchange. It had been in only one collection since its discovery about 6 years ago (in the... Beryl
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Morganite on Cleavelandite A STUNNING gem crystal of PEACH morganite...often the Afghani morgs ar epink, but this is a rich , and rarer, peach-colored hue that is especially vibrant and treasured. The crystal has exceptional clarity , so you find yourself looking right through it to the matrix adhering to the back of the crys... Beryl
File:Beryl-dtn28a.jpg Emerald Without a doubt, this is the best Afghan specimen emerald for quality, regardless of size, I have ever seen. White marble acts as the matrix for a very gemmy, deep, emerald green, lustrous, crystal that measures 1.25 cm in length. One seldom sees specimens for sale and Afghan emeralds are uncommon i... Beryl
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Emerald This is a totally transparent, 16.1 carat, nearly flawless, light emerald green crystal with a smaller sidecar perched near the termination. The large crystal measures 2.3 cm in length. This is typical of the Jos area emeralds, in that they are gemmier but more blue-green in color than their cousins... Beryl
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Morganite on Cleavelandite This is a MAJOR specimen which Ed purchased directly out of a prominent California collection years ago. It has a morganite of the quality and brightness to rival Afghani material coming out today, although these are distinct upon close inspection. Few pockets of the San Diego material have the shee... Beryl
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Aquamarine with Schorl A dramatic 7 x 2.2 x 2 cm aquamarine here looks like it is about to leap off a well-trimmed matrix of schorl and albite. The piece is, for the size range, one of the most dramatic I saw of this new lot for those who like simple, stark dominant-crystal aesthetics. The aquamarine is freestanding on ha... Beryl
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Aquamarine with Schorl This specimen features a single, very thick, 7 x 2.2 x 2 cm crystal , with minor associated aqua and schorl at its base. It has some very minor edge wear, just a few nicks on the sides of the termination, and is otherwise pristine and complete all around. Very dramatic and 3-dimensional! Beryl
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Aquamarine with Schorl The larger crystal measures 6.5 x 3 x 2 cm in size, and the smaller is about 4.5 x 3 x 2 cm. These fat, 3-dimensional crystals tick out dramatically from a matrix of albite, and with schorl in the background for contrast. The matrix is actually a portion of an albite crystal, not just massive rock. ... Beryl
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Aquamarine with Schorl This specimen features a large, fat aqua impaling the matrix of schorl and hyalite opal. The aqua actually DOES run all the way through, and sticks out the other side. It is 7 cm long, though only 4-4.5 cm sticks up from the matrix after it passes through. The aqua is pristine and undamaged, though ... Beryl
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Aquamarine with Schorl A whopping 10 x 3 x 2.2 cm crystal, doubly-terminated, sits astride a cluster of fat schorl crystals (on albite core matrix). This crystal is HUGE for the locality, and has the robust deep blue color of this new pocket.. It is actually complete all around, and has both terminations, though with a sm... Beryl
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Aquamarine with Schorl One of the most aesthetic pieces to my eye, in the lot I saw, this 6.5-cm-tall crystal stands front and center, backed up by crystallized feldspar matrix and schorl accents. The drama of the piece is obvious in the photo. The crystal is freestanding for over half its height, is complete all around, ... Beryl
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Aquamarine with Schorl 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... Beryl
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Aquamarine with Schorl Three aqua crystals highlighted by the central robust crystal reaching 4 cm in length, are perched upon a natural pedestal of lustrous black schorl crystals to 2 cm or so. The aquas exhibit glassy luster and gemmy terminations with a rich blue color. Very minor edge chipping is admittedly present bu... Beryl
File:Beryl-denv08-36a.jpg Emerald This tall, trnaslucent crystal is perfectly formed, not repaired, and simply a beautiful example of a Colombian emerald without breaking the bank. Beryl
File:Beryl-d05-129a.jpg Aquamarine This super crystal sits on just the right amount of well-trimmed matrix, to accent and highlight the rich natural blue color. It is in the higher percentiles for color, and is complete and pristine all around. I would say its one of the best matrix aquas of this size, that I have had in the price ra... Beryl
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Emerald on Calcite This is a most unusual emerald specimen, featuring dark green crystals in narrow stairstep growth , one upon and reachng out from the next, extending elegantly out from a well trimmed matrix! I have never seen the like! This is not a major gem emerald perhaps, but is really a special piece because i... Beryl
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Aquamarine A rare old classic, this Aquamarine is absolutely water-clear and with a superb luster. It is far better in person than the pics can reveal. In fact, it is practically perfect. a real gem, showing interesting micro-growth patterns on all faces! Beryl
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Aquamarine 3-dimensional cluster that gives new meaning to the words "aqua spray!" This pristine cluster is one of the best of this style I have seen recently, evoking a memory of a famous pocket that came out around 1988, where all the sprays were so dramatic (albeit with smaller crystal size). Now, such form... Beryl
File:Beryl-Quartz-cktsr-23a.jpg AQUAMARINE on SMOKY QUARTZ One of the choicest thumbnails in the collection, featuring a transparent, read-through, blue aqua perched on smoky! What perfect, complementing balance! The aqua rises through the smoky, which has grown around the base of the aqua. No damage, and complete and pristine all around save for a very sha... Beryl
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AQUAMARINE This cabinet specimen features a 6 x 2 x 2 cm aqua of deep color, with several accenting crystals by its termination, perched on a strangely etched, windswept-looking feldspar crystal cluster. It is EXTREMELY dramatic in its overall display, and you get a lot more for your money here than with a com... Beryl
File:Beryl-cktsr-25a.jpg AQUAMARINE on FELDSPAR A SUPERB cluster of intricate jackstraw aquas, among the best I have sene of this style form a few years ago, that just glows with color and glass lustre! Perfect, pristine, complete all around, and absolutely riveting! Comes with custom lucite display base. Beryl
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Aquamarine on Muscovite At first glance, you might think from the photos this would be a miniature - to have such balance and proportion is after all unlikely in a large specimen. Yet, at 1500 grams and 6 inches in length, its the size of a large grapefruit or small melon! This doubly-terminated "cannon" shaped aquamarine ... Beryl
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Morganite on Quartz This specimen features a dramatic 3 x 2 inch morganite hanging off the side of a smoky quartz. association pieces, and good morganite of any kind for that matter, is uncommon in San Diego except for the famous White Queen Mine (and even there, not THAT cmmon)! The morganite is complete on the front,... Beryl
File:Beryl-ck37a.jpg Morganite An important morganite because it is not just pretty; but is also from the STEWART MINE which was known for tourmalines but from which morganite was VERY rare. This piece has a rich pink color to it, exceptional lustre, and excellent display aesthetics. It is contacted in back, with minor associatio... Beryl
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Morganite/Aquamarine on Albite A VERY RARE morganite from this small mine better known for aquamarines and the occasional tourmaline! The crystal measures 5 cm across and has a very pleasing pink color to it. However, on closer inspection this specimen shows both blue and pink zoning, and the effect is more pronounced in person w... Beryl
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Emerald on Calcite A very attractive and affordable combination piece for emeralds, with beautiful, lustrous, bright crystals to about 1 cm sitting on a cluster of rhombohedral calcites. I think its especially nice because the emeralds are worth the $$$ on their own, but here we get the bonus of crystallized matrix un... Beryl
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Emerald with Calcite This gorgeous, display-sized specimen features a totally gemmy 1-cm-long emerald perched dramatically out of sparkling crystallized calcite matrix! A beautiful matrix emerald for the price and size range, and hard to get with such nice calcite as well. In fact, this is good simply as a calcite speci... Beryl
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Aquamarine with Schorl A straight-up 5.6 x 1.6 x 1.2-cm aquamarine, with robust blue color, hits you in the eyes as the dominant part of this specimen. It rises from a base of contrasting white albite nesting around the bottom termination, and contrasts then with the schorl and smaller aquamarines on the knoll of matrix w... Beryl
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Emerald with Calcite A very cute, sharp as heck, DEEP GREEN emerald crystal perched amongst contrasting calcite. The emerald is 8 mm tall and extremely well-terminated. This has super deep color, especially for a smaller crystal (small ones are usually more pale).. Beryl
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Goshenite A rich plate chock-covered with glassy, lustrous, gemmy crystals to a whopping 2.5 cm, some of them doubly-terminated, on muscovite matrix. This is the largest good specimen of the pocket, that I know of! Beryl
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Emerald with Calcite A super sharp specimen, with the deepest green color you can ask for in an emerald and gemminess to boot...I think that is obvious from the photos! The gem crystal is 1 cm tall and perched nicely in matrix of crystallized calcite to make for a very balanced thumbnail specimen. Small, but of the utmo... Beryl
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Emerald on Calcite A fat, barrel-shaped, 1.4-cm emerald crysatl is perched on contrasting stark white calcite, making for a wonderful display piece that gives you a good matrix emerald crystal without breaking the bank. As with teh above, this is one of the best quality emeralds for the price that I have been able to ... Beryl
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Morganite included by Tourmaline This stunning combination specimen features blue-green indicolites perhced on the side, and ingrown into, a gemmy pink morganite crysatl! It is a really beautiful and unusual combination the likes of which I cannot recall seeing Beryl
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Morganite on Cleavelandite A beautiful crystal with a bit of matrix to accent, showing superb, deep pink color - not the typical pale pastel hue! It is also a very 3-dimensional, fat crystal with exceptional sharpness. The crystal is translucent, more so in person than it appears, but not truly gemmy. Complete on front and si... Beryl
File:Beryl-d05-99a.jpg TOURMALINE included IN AQUAMARINE This polished aquamarine contains a full, doubly-terminated tourmaline within it! I cannot say as I have EVER seen a significant tourm-in-aqua inclusion at all, and yet here is a whole darned crystal contained within a pale blue mass of aqua, frozen as if in ice. It is really a bit prettier in perso... Beryl
File:Beryl-Calcite-d06-03a.jpg Emerald on Calcite WOW! THIS IS THE SINGLE MOST IMPRESSIVE EMERALD I HAVE EVER OFFERED under $5000. It just came to me a t a good price, and I am trying to pass it on. This glowing green crystal is as thick as a finger and dramatic as hell. It measures 1.5 cm across and is just over 2.5 cm long complete, and then a bi... Beryl
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Emerald A VERY GEMMY 15 x 8 x 8 mm emerald , perched nicely in matrix! This is a SUPER HIGH QUALITY emerald for the price range, and I can also assure you its legit and not "placed" into fake matrix. Youi can see even in our pics how gemmy and clean the crystal is!? In person, it is even brighter, more gemm... Beryl
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Aquamarine A stunning GEM crystal of Aqua from a recent find - not just gemmy, but GEM read-through, glassy, transparent, etc etc. The crystal is complete nad totally pristine except for a small conchoidal break at the back edge of the very bottom 1/2 inch , not visible anyways. It has 2 interesting attributes... Beryl
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Aquamarine This is also a stunning GEM crystal of Aqua from a recent find - not just gemmy, but GEM read-through, glassy, transparent, etc etc. The crystal is complete nad totally pristine. It weighs a bit less than the above, but is the same height and has the same visual impact. These are two of the gemmiest... Beryl
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Morganite on Albite and Quartz This important specimen is a rare matrix morganite with crystals to 4 cm, and gemmy at that. They have a brilliant internal brightness to them and a rich peachy color that is really quite unique to the old White Queen material, not matched for 3 decades. This piece would have originated with mine ow... Beryl
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Aquamarine Glassy luster,and exceedingly gemmy terminations make this cluster of rich blue aquas, to 3.7 cm in length, very aesthetic. In general the terminations are good and on the largest crystal there is an interesting negative impression where another crystal had contacted this one. Beryl
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Aquamarine with Schorl This specimen features two very blue crystals, 5.5 and 3.5 cm, perched on schorl matrix. The crossbar appearance of the doubly-terminated larger crystal (1.5 cm width), set against the black schorl, is striking and unusual. Note there is a hairline fracture near the termination, but no repair. This ... Beryl
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Aquamarine with Schorl A triangular-shaped cluster of glassy and gemmy aquas to 2.8 cm in length, perched on a matrix of white feldspar along with splendent, black crystals of schorl, to 1.5 cm across. The terminations of the aquas are transparent and nearly pristine. Beryl
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Aquamarine This single crystal of glassy and gemmy, rich blue, aqua has tiny, splendent, black schorl crystals at its base and on the termination. In addition, two prism faces show the interesting negative impression of another crystal at its base. Super textbook example of a good aqua, and priced far less fro... Beryl
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Aquamarine with Schorl Growing on and around a cluster of splendent, black schorls to 1.8 cm across, are glassy and gemmy, rich blue aquas to 4.1 cm in length. The largest aqua is also doubly terminated. All the aqua terminations are transparent and although some have very minor chips on the terminal edges , you have to l... Beryl
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Aquamarine On a sliver of white feldspar matrix, is perched a cluster of glassy and gemmy, rich blue aquas to 3.8 cm in length. The terminations are all extremely transparent and glassy. Overall, although small perhaps compared to other pieces and more expensive pieces here, this is one of my absolute favorite... Beryl
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Aquamarine This is a richly hued blue aqua with glassy luster and an extremely gemmy termination. The color is darker than most, here. The base of the crystal is a healed termination, thus making this crystal doubly-terminated. Typical minor chipping on the crystal edges of Erongo aquas has occurred but it doe... Beryl
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Aquamarine This is a richly hued blue aqua with glassy luster and an extremely gemmy termination. The color is darker than most, here. The base of the crystal is a healed termination, thus making this crystal doubly-terminated. Dramatic, at a good price point! Beryl
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Aquamarine with Schorl Glassy and gemmy aqua crystals, to 3.5 cm in length, exhibit a rich blue color. White feldspar is also the host for splendent, black crystals of schorl to 1.25 cm in length. One fully terminated aqua crystal exhibiting unusual extended growth, is undamaged and yet it looks like a wedge shaped piece ... Beryl
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Aquamarine on Feldspar A single, glassy and gemmy, rich blue aqua is aesthetically perched on massive, white feldspar the aqua measures 3.0 cm in length and has a gemmy termination and is nearly pristine. Elegant! Beryl
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Aquamarine with Schorl Ivory colored feldspar hosts lustrous, black, schorl in crystals to 2 cm in length. These then form the matrix for a carpet of thick, glassy and gemmy, intensely colored, blue aquamarine crystals that shoot out all over the place. At the cluster atop, they reach 4 cm in length. Except for some very ... Beryl
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Aquamarine with Schorl A combination of smoky quartz and white feldspar forms the matrix of this specimen. Emplaced on the matrix are smoky quartz crystals, to 1 cm in length; and splendent, black schorls to 2.0 cm across . The essentially vertical aqua crystals, to 3.0 cm in length stand up from that pedestal. The aquas ... Beryl
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Aquamarine with Feldspar A large aqua crystal sits on white, feldspar which also contacted the aqua at the termination. However, enough of the termination is clearly visible at the top to display well. The large aqua measures 4.5 cm in length. The aquas are glassy ,though opaque and so have rich blue color. Beryl
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Aquamarine with Schorl Most of the 15 or so glassy and gemmy, intensely colored, blue aquamarine crystals rise vertically from a schorl and feldspar matrix. However, the largest of these aquas lies horizontally across the smack-dab middle specimen. It is doubly-terminated, and 5.9 cm in length, and beautiful. The schorls ... Beryl
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Aquamarine with Schorl (doubly-terminated) This is a superb doubly-terminated aqua with glassy luster and gemmy tips, along with a rich blue color. In the center of the aqua is a cluster of splendent, black schorl crystals, to a few mm in length.COMPLETE all around, perfect, except only a very small contact point mid-ships on the bottom. Beryl
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Aquamarine with Schorl (doubly-terminated) Just a few millimeters shorter than the previous aqua but otherwise its mirror image, this specimen is also doubly-terminated with glassy luster , and gemmy tips. And it has the same rich, blue color - they literally are almost twins. Around the center is a cluster of splendent, black schorl crystal... Beryl
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Aquamarine with Schorl Situated on a small amount of white feldspar are two aquas, to 4.8 cm in length, with glassy luster and gemmy terminations along with a rich, blue color. There is minor edge wear on the terminations but it still displays very well. Also attached is the front side of a splendent, black schorl crystal... Beryl
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Aquamarine Two superb, glassy and gemmy, rich blue aqua crystals, to 4.5 cm in length , cross each other in an X pattern. The crystals have glassy luster and exceedingly gemmy terminations along with a rich, blue color. Beryl
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Aquamarine on Feldspar Emplaced on white feldspar matrix is a single, vertical, rich blue, aqua crystal, to 5.7 cm in length, that has glassy luster with a gemmy termination - dramatic! Beryl
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Aquamarine with Schorl A cute, propeller-like cluster! Splendent, black schorl crystals to 1.0 cm surround two rich blue aquas to 2 cm in length. The aquas have glassy luster and gemmy terminations and form a wide V pattern. Beryl
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Aquamarine with Schorl This is one of the most balanced pieces, aesthetically, for blue-on-black, in my whole lot. Fine, lustrous black schorl crystals, to 3 cm across, form the matrix for this specimen. They make up a roseate cluster, complete 360 degrees. The largest schorl crystal is also doubly-terminated. Rising from... Beryl
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Aquamarine with Schorl This matrix specimen is chock-full of crystals arranged in an aesthetic jackstraw pattern. Emplaced on a white feldspar matrix are a score of splendent black schorl crystals, to 2.0 cm in length. Nestled in and among the schorl crystals are several rich blue aquas with glassy luster and gemmy termin... Beryl
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Aquamarine A small bit of feldspar matrix is attached to this single, vertical aqua crystal with glassy luster and gemmy termination along with a rich blue color The termination is pristine. Just a superb small miniature, single crystal, totally representative of this find Beryl
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Aquamarine with Schorl 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 i... Beryl
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Aquamarine 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 ... Beryl
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Aquamarine with Schorl A 4.0 cm-long glassy and gemmy, rich blue aqua sits on a matrix of white feldspar along with crystals of splendent, black, schorl, to 0.75 cm across. The top half of the aqua is very gemmy and nearly pristine. An elegant miniature at a fair price Beryl
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Aquamarine with Schorl This is an intergrown specimen of white feldspar, with aquamarine and schorl clusters. The aquas, to 3.25 cm in length, are glassy and gemmy, and are intensely colored blue. The large crystal sis 1.5 x 1.25 cm wide atop. The schorls are lustrous, black and reach 3.0 cm across. Minor wear to some of ... Beryl
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Aquamarine with Schorl Aquamarines and schorl combine here to make a very dramatic, contrasting, 3-dimensional specimen featuring 3 core aquamarines on which a nest of smaller aquas hang off. The larger two aquamarines in front are 5.5 and 6 cm long. The 5.5 cm crystal is dramatically doubly-termianted wih both tips gemmy... Beryl
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Aquamarine with Schorl This piece screams with color and has amazing 3-dimensional arrangement of the aquamarines upon the contrasting schorls. The large aqua is DOUBLY-terminated and 9.5 x 2.9 x 2.7 cm in size. It graces the back or the front of this specimen depending on how you want to show it. From one side, you have ... Beryl
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Aquamarine with Schorl This is the largest really fine specimen in what was said to be about 90% of the pocket contents, which came to Denver show of 2009. This pocket will be remembered for the robust, intense blue color, quite unlike anything from Pakistan or Brazil; and a combination with schorl matrix. These crystals ... Beryl
File:Beryl-Schorl-aquamarine-erongo-meieran.jpg Aquamarine with Schorl This is a superb, dramatic specimen that while not the biggest, somehow seems to have more oomph than most pieces. It has deeper color, and a more clean aesthetic style, than others from the find that I have seen. The crystal is freestanding, complete all around. The color as you see here is spot on... Beryl
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Aquamarine with Schorl Intensely colored, glassy and gemmy aquamarine crystals, to 5.25 cm in length, are associated with lustrous black schorl crystals, the largest of which is 3.5 cm in length and is also doubly-terminated. The aquas are more deeply colored blue and less gemmy for most of their length. The final approx.... Beryl
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Aquamarine with Schorl This combo specimen features at least 15 intensely colored, glassy and gemmy aquamarine crystals, to 3.0 cm in length. All major ones except one crystal are terminated, though a few minor crystals are not. Several lustrous, black, schorl crystals, to 2.0 cm in length , are closely associated with th... Beryl
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Aquamarine with Schorl This is another fine combo specimen on feldspar but with really different style... The highlight of this piece is an intensely colored, glassy and gemmy, doubly-terminated, blue aquamarine crystal that is 5 cm across. It has associated "rabbit ears" as accents on either side! As we have seen with ot... Beryl
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Aquamarine with Schorl Perched on lustrous black schorl crystals, to 3.0 cm in length, are two glassy and gemmy, intensely-colored aquamarine crystals to 4.0 cm in length. The largest aqua and the largest schorl are both doubly terminated. Minor wear to the terminal edges of one aqua is relatively insignificant but a few ... Beryl
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Aquamarine with Schorl Glassy and gemmy, intensely-colored aquamarine crystals to 5.2 cm in length are intimately associated with lustrous black schorl, in crystals to 2.7 cm in length. The largest aqua is also doubly terminated. The large aqua is pristine as are the two smallest aquas,so the piece overall is in remarkabl... Beryl
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Aquamarine with Schorl This specimen is highlighted by a gemmy, intensely-colored aquamarine crystal measuring 3.25 cm in length. The terminal edges of the aqua have minor abrasions which are unfortunate but not visually detracting in any case (unless you look really close). The aqua is snugly nested in lustrous black sch... Beryl
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Aquamarine with Schorl This matrix specimen is exquisite because of its geometry: four essentially vertical , slender gem aquas are perched on a horizontal aqua crystal, measuring 3.5 cm across. The crystals are glassy and gemmy and exhibit a rich blue color. The aqua terminations are totally transparent and all are nearl... Beryl
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Aquamarine with Schorl Crystallized, white feldspar is the matrix for this specimen which has a cluster of lustrous, black, schorl crystals to 2.5 cm across, upon which are emplaced glassy and gemmy, intensely-colored aquamarine crystals to 3.25 cm in length. The overall stark contrast of crystal form, color, and texture ... Beryl
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Aquamarine on Feldspar Perched,aesthetically, on crystallized, white, feldspar, is a dramatic, upright 4.0 cm aquamarine. It is of the highest quality: glassy luster, gemmy terminations and a rich blue color. However, the termination has a large chip , shallow (a few mm at most) but visible, on half of the basal plane of ... Beryl
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Aquamarine with Schorl A dramatic, elongated aquamarine is aesthetically perched on an ivory colored feldspar crystal, angling into the middle. It is accented by clusters of schorl and aquamarine, which make for wonderful contrast and serve to enhance the freestanding 3-dimensionality above. The aquas are glassy and gemmy... Beryl
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Aquamarine with Schorl This is a very sculptural, unlikely assemblage: A cluster of aquamarine crystals exhibits "en echelon" growth on smaller schorl crystals and a bit of matrix host (ivory colored feldspar). The two largest aqua crystals, to 5.5 cm in length, are doubly terminated, and all are glassy and gemmy with an ... Beryl
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Aquamarine This is a textbook prismatic, glassy and gemmy, richly colored, blue aqua crystal with associated tiny black schorls at the base. The top third of the aqua is totally transparent. Tiny peripheral chips on the termination in no way affect the beauty of the aqua, but are noted anyhow here and the piec... Beryl
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Aquamarine on Feldspar Two glassy and gemmy, rich blue aqua crystals to 2.2 cm in length, soar skyward out of a matrix of white feldspar. Other unterminated aquas and tiny black schorl crystals are embedded in the matrix Each aqua has a couple of micro dings on the terminal faces for the very picky to note, but these are ... Beryl
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Aquamarine with Schorl This richly-colored blue aqua crystal measuring 5.3 cm in length is particularly glassy, with with the top centimeter being transparent. Surrounding the aqua are terminated and unterminated black schorls for nice contrast of color. Beryl
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Aquamarine with Schorl This aesthetic aqua miniature features a large vertical crystal and another veering off the left side at a dramatic 45 degree angle. The aquas are particularly glassy and gemmy, with a rich blue color - especially for this locality. The largest aqua measures 4.5 cm in length. A few Tiny wilbers on t... Beryl
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Aquamarine A complex jackstraw cluster of glassy and gemmy, richly-colored blue aquas is emplaced on a sliver of white feldspar matrix. The largest crystal, measuring 5 cm across, is doubly-terminated and almost at right angles to the other aquas. As is common with aquas from this deposit, tiny, insignificant ... Beryl
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Aquamarine with Schorl White, feldspar matrix is host to lustrous, black schorl crystals to 2.5 cm in length; and two glassy and gemmy, rich blue aquas to 4.0 cm in length. The largest schorl is also doubly terminated. A few insignificant, tiny wilbers are on the edges of the terminal aqua faces as with many from this poc... Beryl
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Aquamarine on Feldspar Embedded in a matrix of massive white feldspar are several gorgeous gemmy aquas, the largest of which measures 4.1 cm in length.This crystal is glassy and gemmy ; and exhibits a rich two-tone blue color, with the termination being totally transparent. Excellent 3-dimensional display from a number of... Beryl
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Aquamarine on Feldspar A thick aqua crystal, measuring 3.1 cm in height, is associated with massive white feldspar and tiny, splendent, black schorl crystals on the back side. The aqua is glassy and gemmy, a rich blue color; and is nearly pristine. The termination is transparent! A stout, intense burst of color in this fi... Beryl
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Aquamarine with Schorl Emplaced on a small matrix of white feldspar is a cluster of splendent, black schorl crystals to 1.5 cm across. Aesthetically perched on and leaping up from the schorl are glassy and gemmy, richly colored blue aquas, to 5.1 cm in length. The terminations of the aquas are transparent and they are nea... Beryl
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Aquamarine with Schorl Perched on a matrix of white feldspar is a cluster of glassy and gemmy, intensely colored, blue aquamarine crystals, to 4.6 cm in length along with a cluster of lustrous, black, schorl crystals to 3.5 cm in length. Both the largest aqua and largest schorl are doubly terminated. Some contact or damag... Beryl
File:Beryl-t06-132a.jpg Aquamarine with unusual tapered termination This specimen is from a pocket found in the fall of last year, where they all tapered in a smooth curve to a truncated point, like this one. However, this is the biggest intact example of a single crystal I have yet seen from the find. It is very unique, in its aesthetics. Complete and fully termina... Beryl
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Emerald on Calcite (twinned) Thumbnail, 2.7 x 2 x 1 cm What more could you want in a thumbnail specimen? Emerald thumbers are rare enough on matrix, and with such a unique matrix at that I think this piece stands out from the crowd. The crystal has EXCELLENT color, brilliance, and a lot of gemminess to it, even gemmy zones that... Beryl
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Emerald on Quartz This is a slender 1.1-cm-tall emerald crystal, incredibly gemmy (especially for this locality), glassy, and perched on quartz matrix! I find it the finest emerald on matrix I have seen for here, gram for gram basis, and am so tempted to trim it down to a crazy-sexy thumbnail...but it also looks good... Beryl
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Emerald A very neat, vividly bicolored, emerald with a totally unique appearance to it! Complete all around! New find! Beryl
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Aquamarine/Heliodor This amazing specimen seems to be an aquamarine overgrowing a heliodor core, with interesting green feathery inclusions that I have no clue what we are looking at. Depending on lighting and background, it is either a really blue aqua or a neon blue aqua...in either case, no matter how you look at it... Beryl
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Aquamarine on Albite These pics pretty much say it all: dramatic , huge, gemmy, transparent aqua crystal perched on the edge of a bit of matrix! However, what they do not well convey is the really interesting line of "something" running up the middle. There is some kind of growth feature that, internally, makes for a sq... Beryl
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Aquamarine A massive, fat aquamarine crystal serves as the core of this specimen.It is completely crystallized, 360 degrees around, and very 3-dimensional. The crystal is more glassy and more deeply colored than nearly all other Nagar aquamarine s(which have a sad reputation for pale color, though some, like t... Beryl
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Morganite This large, 780-gram, crysatl looks more Brazilian than San Diegan for its sharp hexagonal form and albite association, but it is definitely from the White Queen! It features a solid crysatl on which, on the back, a plate of matrix albite still is attached. A thin plate of albite is attached to the ... Beryl
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Aquamarine with Muscovite This specimen is, to me, the best Nager aqua i have had under 10k, because it has striking aesthetics, high lustre, and a gemmines sand transparency that are very rare in Nagar aquamarines. In fact, my first thought was tha tit WAs i nfact a Shigar Vallye piece but the muscovite rosettes are a dead ... Beryl
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Goshenite Superb flaoter gem cluster from the famous finds of the early 1970s or so...very rare, especially in thumbnail size!. Beryl
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Aquamarine on Feldspar NO REPAIRS! NO DAMAGE! 360 DEGREES DISPLAY! nearly pristine! This is a stunning, 3-dimensional piece that is as close to a work of natural sculpture as you can ask for an aquamarine matrix piece. The large crystal is 8 cm tall (over 3 inches), 3 x 2.2 cm wide and thick. All crystals have GLASSY lust... Beryl
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Aquamarine on Feldspar The crystal here is VERY GLASSY and has a high color saturation, for an aqua from Shengus. It measures 9 x 3.5 x 3 cm in size and rises majestically from the matrix. The crystal is complete ALL AROUND, 360-degrees, except for a few absolutely tiny dings on one edge of the top termination that have b... Beryl
File:Beryl-sn125a.jpg Aquamarine GLASSY, transparent crystal with riveting blue color! Hard to photograph, but it is much nicer in person. This is a classic, surely from teh 1800s Beryl
File:Beryl-tn41a.jpg Aquamarine High up on 14,000+� Mount Antero and from miarolitic cavities, aquamarine is hard won from this mineralized deposit. This excellent, prismatic, light blue crystal is gemmy and lustrous, with both a pyramidal and basal termination. Beryl
File:Beryl-t5090a.jpg Heliodor A sharp, extremely gemmy, crystal from the late-1980s finds in the Ukraine. As with most of these, it shows characteristic natural etching that i find mesmerizing , and this etching enhances the glasslike appearance of the crystal. MORE YELLOW IN PERSON Beryl
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Emerald A very gemmy, very colorful, juicy 1.3-cm emerald perched on contrasting matrix! This is an exceptional piece for under $1000 ! Beryl
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Heliodor This is a very dramatic, etched heliodor specimen with INCREDIBLE lustre and glassiness, internal clarity, and color hue. I frankly thought this was mislabelled and was Ukrainian, it is so unexpectedly good for a Brazilian heliodor! But, I was told that a small lot of these did come out and was sold... Beryl
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Aquamarine A complete-all-around, 360-degree duet of perfect gem crystals! Most of teh specimen is so transparent you can read through it. In fact, it is MUCH MORE GLASSY and MUCH MORE BRIGHT, in person, than the pics make it out to be. They are a pale image of this extremely bright and flashy specimen, but it... Beryl
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Morganite over Aquamarine with Tourmaline, Albite, Lepidolite This monstrous old crystal, surely form the 1960s or perhaps the early 1970s, weighs in at 1500 grams ! It is an incredible showpiece GLOWING with juicy pink color: NOT the typical pale peachy or pink-orange morganite, but rather a rich, electric, sparkling PURE PINK hue like you almost never actual... Beryl
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Aquamarine on Quartz with Schorl This monstrous matrix aqua features a 5-inch (12.5 cm!) crystal perched nicely amongs and rising from clear quartz and albite matrix, with schorl for accent. It has a complete, lustrous, sharp termination and superb glassiness and transparency throughout the body of the crystal. The combination of s... Beryl
File:Beryl-t06-20a.jpg Morganite A thick, juicy, really colorful morganite! It has excellent, classic rich peach-morganite color . This piece is complete all around and is very showy, especially for the price (i haven't been able to get one so good to offer for around $500 in some years). Beryl
File:Beryl-t06-41a.jpg Morganite on Cleavelandite A really showy, competition-quality miniature of Brazilian morganite from old 1970s finds , showcasing a 4.5 x 3 x 2.5 cm crystal perched atop contrasting white matrix. This is an exceptional piece for the size! Most specimens from this mine were large, and its actually very hard to get a good one f... Beryl
File:Beryl-t06-57a.jpg Heliodor A rather large, rare locality heliodor from one of the classic old East Coast locales. This one is repaired in the middle, once, and contacted at both ends as they usually are from being removed from enclosing hard rock...but this is what they are, if ya want one! Beryl
File:Beryl-t07-91a.jpg Heliodor In this specimen, which is a floater with contact-terminations at both ends, it seems almost as if the crystal follows a spiral growth pattern in its formation (an illusion, but nevertheless the first appearance). The intricate etching and 3-dimensionality really make it visually interesting, as wel... Beryl
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Heliodor (doubly-terminated FLOATER) A GEMMY, DOUBLY-TERMINATED heliodor from this classic Brazilian locality, of super quality and incredibly not repaired! The color is a light yellow hue, with a tinge of green, typical of Brazilian heliodors. It is remarkable to get one of this size, though, that is a floater, and complete without re... Beryl
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Aquamarine (floater) WEIGHT= 223 grams A simply superb, 100% GEMMY and TRANSPARENT, complete floater crystal from famous finds here at the Jacqueto mine, that have trickled out over time. Comes with custom engraved lucite base, for easy display. Beryl
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Emerald on Calcite A central 3.2 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm emerald crystal, translucent and gemmy, sits amidst a nest of stark white calcite. Importantly the calcite is crystallized - the best kind of matrix on these. The emerald has a very gemmy tip, and the rest of the crystal is quite translucent. It is a medium green in colo... Beryl