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1.85" Aquamarine Crystal Spray - Erongo Mountains, Namibia
This is a stunning, spray of gemmy aquamarine crystals from the Erongo Mountains of Namibia. It measures 1.85" wide and the crystals have excellent color and terminations. A really unique piece.
Aquamarine is a blue-green variety of beryl. Oddly enough, it owes its color to iron(II) and iron(III) cations within the crystal lattice, of which iron(II) is responsible for the blue color, while iron(III) is responsible for the yellow color. The color vibrance and hue are dependent on the concentration of these cations, or lack of one or the other. The presence of both cations in the right position within the crystal lattice, can result in a deep blue colored crystal that is known as "maxixe".