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Beryl var Heliodor
stock #8.AE-996

Minas Gerais, Brazil
3.2 x 2.4 x 1.1.9 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $450
Pre Tucson

Bright yellow gem grade Beryl crystal 26.2 grams. Essentially this is all fine facet grade that was rescued from cutting some decades ago. This crystal section is well-terminated on one end and although broken on the other end it does show some rehealing there. The color is yellow with an orange hue in most lighting but with a backlight it is a pure bright yellow. It does not seem to be heat treated or irradiated as far as we can tell. Since this came from a gem lot in Minas Gerais (Brazil) we are not certain of the exact mine source, though we have guesses. It is sold as a very nice gem crystal at a great discount for the reason of incomplete locality data. Very fine luster and well-defined striations, this is sold below the value of the facet rough.

Heliodor - classic form gem Beryl crystal
stock #16.1-519
Padre Paraiso, Jequitinhonha Valley
Minas Gerais, Brazil
3.2 x 1 x .9 CM (thumbnail)
price: $900
Pre Tucson

A very fine gem crystal thumbnail. This is a small version of the famed etched Beryls from the golden years of Brazilian pegmatite discoveries. In excellent condition, this has the typical flat termination and all faces have various sorts of geometric etching. The luster ranges from a matte satin to bright glassy in some areas. Nearly 100 percent of the crystal is gem transparent though there are inclusions to note. Ex Les Hitchings collection this was obtained in 1979 on his trip to Brazil. It is not common to find thumbnail sized crystals of this quality.

Beryl var. Heliodor
stock #16.1-012
Minas Gerais, Brazil
2.1 x .8 x .7 CM (thumbnail)
price: $390
Spring 23

A gem grade thumbnail Heliodor crystal with slightly etched form and fine color. From 1980 vintage finds at Itinga (Minas Gerais, Brazil) this was obtained in Brazil by noted Northeastern USA collector Les Hitchings on one of his trips to the Pegmatite regions. There are no inclusions or veils inside the crystal which is quite unusual. This is all clean facet grade gem. The color and transparency are first rate, such crystals are very hard to find at all, and rarely in thumbnail size.

Beryl var. Heliodor
stock #14.1-229
Zhytomyr Oblast', Ukraine
5.4 x 3.4 x 2.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $4200
Early summer 2021

A perfect, complete floater gem crystal with superb etching on all sides and both terminations. From the famed chamber pegmatites of Volodarsk which are unique in the world and the source of the world's best Heliodors. This crystal is pure gem grade, 52.5 grams, flawless inside and undamaged outside. It is like a piece of partly melted yellow ice. The color is the top greenish-yellow that this locale is known for. The two terminations are different in habit with one having several pointed tips which are highly sculptural. This specimen is superb for this locality, as fine a small cabinet as possible to find, and an incredible Beryl from anyplace in the world.

Heliodor - gemmy, etched Beryl
stock #14.1-230
Zhytomyr Oblast', Ukraine
4.9 x 3.1 x 2 CM (miniature)
price: $1700
Fall 2015

A complete etched floater Heliodor crystal from the famed (and now gone) Volodarsk deposit. This locale produced these remarkable Beryls in "chamber" pockets which are now highly prized. The complex sculpture of this specimen is impressive and esthetic. 100 percent gem grade, this is all facet grade with no internal flaws or veils, has great color and is a hefty 27.8 grams. In perfect condition by naked eye but I must mention that one edge at 20X magnification does have an very tiny rough point. That is not visible on display but needs to be mentioned. This can be presented from any angle with impact far greater than its size. These are considered by many collectors the best Heliodor in the world.