Gem Aquamarine (Vietnam)

Lam Dong Province, Vietnam
Miniature, 4.5 x 1.1 x 1.0 cm
Start Time: 11/14/2009 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 11/24/2009 7:15:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

A totally gemmy, transparent and beautifully blue aquamarine crystal from a very uncommon Vietnam locality. The crystal is partially etched and frosted, which gives the unusual look. The termination, though, is water-clear and you can look straight down the C-axis. Striking! The modest termination edgewear is a very minor detraction. Vietnam aquas of this calibre are rare and this is one of the better specimens in a lot I had from a visiting mining engineer. It has lots of cutting-quality zones to it, too. 10 grams.

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