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Aquamarine (142.50 carats) viewBack to SPECIAL MINERAL AUCTION - $499 RESERVE LIQUIDATION SPECIMENS - ends TUESDAY, February 19, 2019

Teofilo Otoni, Mucuri Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Starting Time:2/7/2019 06:30:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:2/19/2019 06:30:00 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Start Bid:$499
  • Reserve Bid:$499
  • Current Bid:$542
  • Size:Miniature
  • Size Description:4.8 x 3.1 x 2.7 cm

Description:The best Aquamarines from this area show some of the richest blue colors seen in Beryl. It's not even fair to call them Aquamarine, they are BLUE BERYL! This is a solid 142.50 carats piece of natural, carving-grade Aquamarine, sculpted by fluids in the pocket that etched the crystal over the years after it formed. It is a floater, complete-all-around. Pictures do NOT do justice to the specimen, which is so much more attractive and with a lively saturated blue color, in person (think of rich blue Topaz from the Xanda Mine). Classic for the locality, and were it not for the dealer labels accompanying the piece stating that it was from Teofilo Otoni, I would have sworn it has from Pedra Azul. Valued at $2,850 ($20 per carat x 142.50 carats) based upon the value of the rough alone.

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Current Bids

Amount Time Date Bidder
$542 06:24 2/19/2019 megamike17
$499 06:28 2/14/2019 fredbug83