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Aquamarine crystal

A raw, uncut tower of beryl gemstone material - Aquamarine in this instance.

 

NMNH R19580-00

 

Update 1: This image was used by Jewelry Information Place as the banner for March's birthstone. This is so cool!

 

UPDATE 2: My Aquamarine crystal photo was found on an Italian site about Aquamarine's Crystal Therapy Benefits Properties. Kind of bizarre but sure, why not?

 

UPDATE 3: My photo of this uncut Aquamarine crystal was chosen by the International Gem Society in their article "A Beginner’s Guide To Common Gemstone Heat Treatments".

 

This is a premium article on the IGS web site and I cannot read the full article but it was very nice to see my photo being used with credit given. This is one of my photographic career goals; to add to the world-wide knowledge of various areas (armor, gemstones, metallurgy, costumes, history, et al).

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Taken on July 17, 2014