Beryl v. Heliodor

Beryl v. Heliodor

Regular price $3,600.00
SKU:34210
Locality: Volodarsk-Volynskii, Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukraine
Dimensions: 5.3 x 3.0 x 2.8 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 excellent crystal has a gem-quality body and the pronounced, complex, geometric solution-etching patterns the locality is known for. The luster of this crystal is “glassy”, the color is a very strong greenish-yellow. Weighs 60.6 grams.

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