Species: Beryl var. Aquamarine
Locality: Thuong Xuan Pegmatite District, Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam
Dimensions: 9.3 x 1.9 x 1.5 cm.
Northern Vietnam’s Thanh Hoa Province has been producing superb, saturated sky-blue aquamarine beryl crystals for several decades now, though it appears these amazing gem pegmatites may be near exhaustion at this point. This is a choice large, deep blue, well-terminated aquamarine crystal from older finds, with good form, color and clarity. A wonderful aquamarine crystal from an important new discovery. Annette Slade photo.