Aquamarine (doubly-terminated GEM "floater" crystal) (ex Richard A. Kosnar Collection)

Padre Paraiso, Minas Gerais, Brazil
5.5 x 3.0 x 2.8 cm
Start Time: 11/30/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/05/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

This specimen dates back to the early 1970s and comes from the collection of Richard A. Kosnar - the namesake for the phosphate Kosnarite - who started out his mineral dealing career travelling to Brazil to buy gems, gem rough and gem minerals / crystals. This piece is a great quality, doubly-terminated, notably thick / stout bluish-green colored "floater" crystal of Aquamarine that is complete all the way around. If you backlight the crystal you will see it's incredibly gemmy inside, virtually WATER CLEAR throughout. I can't find any damage on the piece whatsoever, although there are a few indentations where I assume another crystal once grew. For the most part, the faces are fairly smooth and well-formed, but they also have graceful and almost ethereal etching patterns that give the piece character and a gentle beauty rarely seen in most crystals. Fine quality, great color and fairly hefty weighing in at 93.37 grams (466.85 carats). Priced at $4,000 in our inventory.