Beryl var. Morganite

Urucum claim, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 6.2 x 5.9 x 4.4 cm
Start Time: 05/12/2022 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/19/2022 6:35:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $705
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

A really showy, subtly detailed small cabinet specimen of Brazilian Morganite from old 1970s finds at Urucum. This small cabinet specimen showcases a 4.4 cm crystal perched atop a contrasting white matrix composed of slightly metamorphosed granite. The Morganite is very gemmy to frosted within, the color is a nice soft pink, and the luster is excellent (glassy). The edges are modified and striated, which adds great visual interest to the piece. This is uncommonly good, as most specimens were larger and not necessarily as aesthetic as this. It is actually hard to find a small example of this size, from this important discovery (1960s), and in fact fist sized or up is usually what you can get (with attendant price and damage issues). It is better in person! Previously in the collections of A.L. McGuinness and W & A Cook. Valued $3500

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $705 05/19/2022 6:28:10 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $680 05/19/2022 5:15:56 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $655 05/19/2022 9:56:48 am (CDT)
Private Bidder * $630 05/19/2022 9:56:32 am (CDT)
Private Bidder * $630 05/19/2022 9:56:32 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $605 05/17/2022 6:43:53 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $580 05/17/2022 6:43:53 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $555 05/17/2022 6:39:50 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $530 05/17/2022 6:39:50 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $505 05/15/2022 12:59:41 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $500 05/15/2022 12:59:41 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $399 05/15/2022 9:51:15 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $389 05/15/2022 9:51:14 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $341 05/14/2022 10:57:07 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $331 05/14/2022 10:57:07 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $321 05/14/2022 10:36:40 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $311 05/14/2022 10:36:40 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $235 05/14/2022 10:36:20 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $225 05/14/2022 10:36:20 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $80 05/14/2022 2:19:20 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $70 05/14/2022 2:19:20 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $60 05/14/2022 2:18:07 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $50 05/14/2022 2:18:07 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $45 05/14/2022 2:17:42 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $40 05/14/2022 2:17:42 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $35 05/14/2022 2:04:47 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $30 05/14/2022 2:04:47 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $25 05/13/2022 7:15:43 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $20 05/13/2022 5:13:29 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $15 05/13/2022 4:31:20 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 05/13/2022 3:25:08 pm (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.