Green Aquamarine (rare old China) ex Whitmore Coll.

Yunnan Province, China
Miniature, 3.7 x 2.0 x 1.5 cm
Start Time: 04/15/2011 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/21/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A limpid, clear, sculptural cluster of parallel-growth very pretty green aquamarine crystals, from a remote find that came to market in the late 1980s as I recall (Bob bought or traded for this in 1989). This is an attractive miniature, complete all around except one fairly trivial little ding. We all thought a flood of pegmatite gems would come out of China, but time has proven this assumption wrong, and not much does come out in the way of gem crystals. It looks like a fine Brazilian green aqua, but it is not. Ex Robert Whitmore Collection. 20 grams.

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