Green Beryl with a blue ''cap''

Padre Paraiso, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Brian Kosnar
Small Cabinet, 5.1 x 1.0 x 1.0 cm, 13.80 grams
Start Time: 01/04/2024 7:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/11/2024 6:48:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $309

Item Description

A beautiful and uncommon bi-colored Beryl crystal is from a find in early 1970s at Padre Paraiso. The piece is an excellent, classic, very sharp, well-formed, lustrous, gemmy light green colored hexagonal prism, but what makes it stand out is that it has a lovely soft blue colored Aquamarine "cap". I'm sure you've heard of "blue cap" Tourmalines, so this is a "blue cap" Beryl. There are some pyramidal modifications on the termination, giving the piece a bit more character as opposed to if it had a simple flat basal termination. These are very hard to find on the market, especially in this quality, as there is no damage that I can find, other than the base where the piece was removed from the pocket. A very attractive and certainly distinctive Beryl for any fan of gem crystals, pegmatite minerals or specimens from Brazil. Specimen weight is 13.80 grams. Ex Brian Kosnar specimen, valued $1,200-$1,500.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$309 01/11/2024 6:42:29 pm (CST)
$299 01/06/2024 5:12:19 pm (CST)
$295 01/06/2024 5:12:19 pm (CST)
$289 01/06/2024 5:12:15 pm (CST)
$279 01/06/2024 5:12:15 pm (CST)
$269 01/06/2024 5:12:10 pm (CST)
$259 01/06/2024 5:12:10 pm (CST)
$249 01/04/2024 11:27:30 pm (CST)