Welcome Sign-In | Register
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
includes Buyer's Premium (BP) 


Guaratinga (Jaquetô), Bahia, Brazil

Large and stout enough to qualify as a 'blunt instrument' in an Agatha Christie story, this hefty blue green monster weighs an almost perfect: one kilo (5,021.5 carats). The reason for citing the carat weight is that a significant percentage of the terminated crystal is gem quality. The high level of interior transparency is obscured by considerable 're-solution' of the Beryl leading to a myriad of small faces, arranged parallel to the long axis of the crystal, all of which reflect highly. The massive prism is terminated in a complex fashion and there are signs of attachment to the cavity wall at one end. The color is a uniform sea-blue-green that is unique to Aquamarine that has never been heated or otherwise altered. The form and color are entirely in keeping with its Brazilian origin.
Bluntly stated, this is a hell of an Aquamarine and very desirable as a gift, a possession or an instrument of ... mystery.
Overall measurements: 7 x 2.25 x 2.25 inches (17.8 x 5.7 x 5.7 cm).

Provenance: Luis Leite [Hoppel # D1608]

Please see 360o video below:

Condition Report*:

Condition report available upon request.

*Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Other (TBD) (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Glossary of Terms

Auction Info

Auction Dates
October, 2013
19th-20th Saturday-Sunday
Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
Page Views: 1,889

Buyer's Premium per Lot:
25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

Heritage membership

Join Now - It's Free

  1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
  2. Bid online
  3. Free Collector newsletter
  4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
  5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
Consign now
  • Cash Advances
  • More Bidders
  • Trusted Experts
  • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
Only 44 days left to consign to the 2016 December 7 European Art Signature Auction - Dallas!

Learn about consigning with us

HA is a world class organization that will continue to get my business as a collector, history buff, and numismatist. Jerod did a great job of continuing the negociation to conclusion.
Phillip Poe,
Saratosa, FL
View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

Video tutorial

Getting the most out of search

Recent auctions

2016 April 26  Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
2016 April 26 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
REALIZED $1,693,612

© 2016 Heritage Auctions | All Rights Reserved