Golden Beryl

Karoi District, Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
Gems, 12.41 mm x 7.61 mm, 1.45 ct
Start Time: 12/07/2023 7:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/14/2023 7:00:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $135

Item Description

The name Beryl comes from the Greek word "beryllos" which referred to a "precious blue-green color-of-sea-water stone", but was later adopted specifically for the mineral, which has been round in wide range of colors. Interestingly, when eyeglasses were constructed in the 1200s in Italy, they used sliced Beryl crystals as lenses at a time when glass could not be manufactured to a high clarity. Because of this, the German word for eyeglasses is Brille, along with bril in Dutch and briller in Danish. Beryls are beloved for their wide range of colors, and good sized stones, found in a large number of localities around the world. This specific gem comes from the Karoi District in Zimbabwe (possibly from the Green Walking Stick Prospect), and has a rich golden hue with eye-clean clarity, and a beautiful "Pendulum" cut. This stone would make a nice center gem for either a ring or a pedant, or as an addition to your gem collection.

From the old inventory of Ray Zajicek, a respected wholesaler and founding member of AGTA and the International Colored Gemstone Association, with decades of experience in the gem and jewelry business.  Ray has won more than a dozen Spectrum & Cutting Edge Awards (TM).

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$135 12/14/2023 6:47:40 pm (CST)
$125 12/14/2023 6:47:40 pm (CST)
$115 12/12/2023 6:07:09 pm (CST)
$105 12/12/2023 6:07:09 pm (CST)
$89 12/09/2023 10:02:12 pm (CST)
$79 12/09/2023 10:02:11 pm (CST)
$60 12/09/2023 9:02:51 pm (CST)
$50 12/09/2023 9:02:51 pm (CST)
$10 12/08/2023 10:03:25 pm (CST)