Aquamarine (GEM quality crystal) (ex Bob Reynolds Collection)

Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 5.7 x 2.7 x 2.3 cm
Start Time: 09/23/2021 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/30/2021 6:50:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $925
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

A wonderful, GEMMY, soft blue colored, textbook, hexagonal crystal of Aquamarine from the famous Shigar District in Pakistan. The piece has wonderful luster on the prism faces, along with the basal termination. If you look closely, you might think the edges of the crystal are chipped, but it's actually tiny and graceful flowing hydrothermal etching patterns so the only real damage is on the base of the piece where it was detached from the pocket wall. As you can see, the piece is notably gemmy inside, and would honestly yield some attractive larger gemstones. The piece is priced in the inventory at $2,000, but the gem rough value of the piece is approximately $5,000 in finished stones. This area has produced some of the most iconic Aquamarine crystals in the world in terms of supreme gemminess and excellent crystal form, and this piece is a great example of said material. Specimen weight is 84.52 grams. From the collection of Robert (Bob) Reynolds. Bob was a well-known fossil and mineral expert and former Curator of Earth Sciences at the San Bernardino County Museum in California. The rare phyllomanganate-chromate species Reynoldsite was named in his honor in 2011.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $925 09/30/2021 6:41:57 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $900 09/30/2021 6:41:34 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $900 09/30/2021 6:41:34 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $875 09/30/2021 6:41:33 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $850 09/30/2021 6:40:56 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $850 09/30/2021 6:40:56 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $825 09/30/2021 6:40:16 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $800 09/30/2021 6:39:52 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $777 09/30/2021 6:39:52 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $752 09/28/2021 12:29:15 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $727 09/28/2021 12:29:15 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $702 09/24/2021 10:58:08 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $677 09/24/2021 10:58:00 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $654 09/24/2021 10:58:00 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $629 09/24/2021 10:57:53 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $604 09/24/2021 10:57:53 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $579 09/24/2021 10:57:46 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $554 09/24/2021 10:57:46 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $529 09/24/2021 4:44:58 am (CDT)
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Private Bidder $479 09/24/2021 4:13:12 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $477 09/24/2021 4:13:12 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $469 09/24/2021 4:13:04 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $459 09/24/2021 4:13:04 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $449 09/24/2021 4:12:56 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $439 09/24/2021 4:12:56 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $429 09/24/2021 4:12:49 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $419 09/24/2021 4:12:49 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $409 09/24/2021 4:12:41 am (CDT)
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Private Bidder $389 09/24/2021 4:11:23 am (CDT)
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Private Bidder $369 09/24/2021 4:11:16 am (CDT)
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Private Bidder $309 09/24/2021 4:10:55 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $299 09/24/2021 4:10:54 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $289 09/24/2021 4:10:47 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $279 09/24/2021 4:10:47 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $269 09/24/2021 4:10:38 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $259 09/24/2021 4:10:38 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $249 09/24/2021 3:01:27 am (CDT)
* Proxy Bid Battle: In the event of two customers inputting matching proxy bids, the leading bid goes to the earliest of the two proxy bids. Tie winners are shown in bold.