Beryl variety morganite - ROM2008_10240_4

ROM2008_10240_4

Beryl variety morganite

Place Collected
(Object)
:
South America, Brazil, Minas Gerais, Salinas
Dimensions:
1625.00 carat
Object number: ROMESM25049
Credit Line: Cut by S. Noble
On view
Gallery Location:Teck Suite of Galleries: Earth's Treasures
DescriptionBeryl is the only common mineral of the Beryl group; its gem varieties include emerald, aquamarine (blue to blue-green), heliodor (pale to rich golden yellow) and morganite (pink, rose and peach). This example of peach-coloured morganite is significant for its colour and size. The 1600 carat weight of the gem is remarkable given that much of a crystal can be wasted when faceting such a stone. The rough crystal must have been enormous and very clean indeed to facet such a huge and beautiful gem.
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