Beryl v. Heliodor

Beryl v. Heliodor

Regular price $6,000.00
SKU:31405
Locality: Volodarsk-Volynskii, Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukraine
Dimensions: 8.4 x 2.9 x 2.7 cm

The word “heliodor” is derived from the Greek word Helios, the sun god, acknowledging its yellow color. This gem-quality crystal of greenish-yellow heliodor is from one of the world’s greatest deposits for heliodor at Volodarsk-Volynskii in Ukraine. While there are some ongoing attempts to find more supply of these precious gem crystals, the majority of the Ukrainian heliodor specimens in the market today were collected prior to the early 2000’s. This specimen is fantastic because of its flawless gem-quality and its pronounced, complex, geometric solution-etching patterns which are present on the prism and terminal faces of the crystal. The luster of this crystal is glassy and the color is a very strong greenish-yellow. Comes with a custom lucite base for display.

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