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Beryl var. Emerald
stock #ARET 8.2-387
Coscuez Mine
Boyaca, Colombia
6.2 x 4.8 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $3400
Pre Tucson

Classic Colombian Emerald crystal on matrix. Excellent transparency, the crystal is fairly thick, glassy with basal termination. The color is a very rich green but not quite the top intense color which is of course far more expensive. Sits well and stands out in any sort of display. It is very hard to find sizable crystals on matrix that have not been repaired, faked or otherwise unnatural. This one is fully natural and not enhanced. The crystal is 2.2 x 1.7 CM and is nicely balanced on the matrix. Good condition, there are micro edge chips seen with loupe but no really bad damage, the "bottom end" of the crystal is contacted and does not show a clear termination. This quality is now very hard to get in Colombia at any reasonable price if at all. If this was mined today this would be treated, infused, cut and sold in the gem market. It would also be a lot more expensive!

SOLD Beryl var. Emerald - Antique Austrian classic
stock #SOLD 22-FC-006
Salzburg, Austria
8.4 x 4.5 x 2.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $0
Pre Tucson

A fine old Habachtal specimen with exceptional color and very gemmy crystals that are well-presented on the contrasting dark schist matrix. From the company of famed Paris dealer Nérée Boubée (1806-1862) , this is extraordinary for the locality. The original label is included from the early address Place Saint-André-des-Arts in Paris, but the exact date is unclear. Crystals present on all sides have the deep green fire color and a clarity unlike the usual milky to opaque Beryls. If not for the obvious Austrian matrix these crystals could be confused with Colombian Emeralds. The larger crystals are up to 2 CM long, sharp, transparent and several are terminated.

HOLD Beryl var. Emerald - exceptional classic Austrian
stock #HOLD 23.FC-030
Leckbachgraben, Nasenkopf mountain, Habach valley, Bramberg am Wildkogel
Salzburg, Austria
7.3 x 4.7 x 2.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $3500
Pre Tucson

A superb Emerald specimen with large areas of gem grade transparency, rich color and the largest Beryl is huge (3.4 CM) very fine and doubly terminated. The matrix is the classic dark Mica ("Biotite") Schist and holds many smaller crystals. The focal point however is the main crystal that dominates the specimen and is far better than the quality seen from this ancient and fabled location. A top Austrian Emerald from this legendary locality that for years was simply called Habachtal. The history of this mine dates back over 300 years (pre 1797)and was the source of many Emeralds for the European trade. Despite the long history it is rare to find a surviving specimen of this quality in any collection. An excellent addition to any classic locality suite, gem crystal or Beryl collection.

SOLD Beryl var. Emerald
stock #SOLD 20.1-301-(LW1367)
Muzo Mine, Muzo, Municipio de Muzo
Boyaca, Colombia
1.2 x 1.1 x .8 CM (thumbnail)
price: $0
new year 2021

A single Emerald from the famed Muzo Mine, this is a gemmy hexagonal crystal with good green color. The crystal has some breakage mostly on the back and lower areas, some scuffs as well as a few inclusions. That said, it is a terminated crystal and a genuine transparent Emerald. Perfection in Emeralds is crazy rare and insanely expensive. This is a cute though not perfect thumbnail at 9.4 carats and is priced below the usual rate for this grade of rough.

Beryl var. Emerald -Classic locale
stock #AX-12-384
Malyshevo, Ekaterinburg, Ekaterinburgskaya Oblast
Urals Region, Russia
4.5 x 3.2 x 2.6 CM (miniature)
price: $260
Spring 2019

From this famed old locale in the Urals, a terminated Emerald crystal on matrix with deep green color. A few smaller Emeralds are also present but the main crystal (1.7x 1.5 CM) is dominant on the specimen. The large flat termination face is dusted with a sparkling dusting of Mica that adds some interest as well. The history of the minerals from this region is an incredible story that is still ongoing today.. This is a good representative piece with some edge translucence but not cutting worthy. Not at all a common item in the mineral marketplace, yet quite affordable..

Beryl var. Emerald
stock #8.1-389
Muzo Mining District
Boyaca, Colombia
2.3 x 1.8 x 1.4 CM (thumbnail)
price: $1950
Late Summer 2018

A single fat gem crystal with excellent color, very sharp edges, lustrous faces and fine display impact. 8.9 Grams a few inclusions but with good transparency, this was mined in 2007. A small area of attached shale on the backside/bottom is the only matrix, this is all Beryl. It has gotten very uncommon to find such good single gem crystals in Colombia. Newer methods of treatment, filling and enhancement means these can be consumed by gem cutters for much more expensive jewelry. In excellent condition and better in person.

Beryl var. Emerald on Quartz
stock #18.1-053
Mina El Toro, Chivor Municipio de Chivor
Boyaca, Colombia
5.4 X 4.3 x 3.5 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $1200
Worldwide mix summer

Large translucent Emerald crystals protruding from a vuggy Quartz matrix. From a little known mine (Mina El Toro) that is in the Chivor district of Colombia, this is an attractive specimen with rich color. The main crystal is 4.3 CM long and the termination is quite choice. Quartz is a rare matrix for Colombian Emeralds since most are found in Calcite veins. On close inspection the Quartz shows several crystal faces that are distorted and bent, a very odd matrix. Displays well obviously not top facet grade but not priced at 20,000 per carat either. The form and color make this a very attractive specimen that is a fine addition to any suite of Beryls, Colombian minerals or just a collection of nice esthetic pieces.

Emerald with Quartz crystals
stock #18.1-205
Mina Amarillial, Cosquez, Municipio de Muzo
Boyaca, Colombia
4.2 x 2.2 x 1.9 CM (miniature)
price: $480
Spring update

Light to mint green Beryl (Emerald) crystals make up most of this specimen with only a thin shard of matrix showing on one edge. Crystallized Beryla are on all sides, almost a floater. The Quartz prisms are sharp and clear contrasting with the Beryl. Crystallized quartz is rare in Colombian Emerald specimens, much more typical is Calcite or Dolomite. This is from a little known spot in the famed Boyaca region. In Colombia only 2 or 3 mines have ever produced Quartz crystals intergrown with Emerald. There are some chipped or contacted crystals but also many perfect, sharp Hexagons with good transparency and luster.