From: Nova Era, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 4.6 x 5.7 x 4.3cm
Brazilian Emeralds are generally considered the second best in the world next to those from Colombia, but rarely are they found in a form suitable for a mineral specimen collection. Most are fragments which are then cut into gemstones, and the few "specimen" finds are typically of the milky, opaque variety which don't have much value. So, this specimen is quite exceptional in that it is an intact specimen that has excellent green color and translucency with some gemmy sections, especially in the middle crystal. You just don't see emerald specimens like this from Brazil!
The aesthetics are excellent with three beryl crystals growing in succession next to each other. The largest crystal is a beast at 2.6cm in diameter. As is typical of Brazilian beryl the crystal growth is rough, but there is no damage. All of the rough edges you see appear to be natural crystal growth.
This specimen comes with a custom acrylic display base.