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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Beryl (var. heliodor)

This modified rhomboid cut heliodor exhibits an intense yellow color and is the first heliodor from Nigeria in the National Gem Collection.
Photo by Greg Polley. Click to zoom.
Catalog Number NMNH G11469-00
Locality Nigeria
Weight 17.82 ct

Gift of Smithsonian Gem and Mineral Collectors in 2013.

This deeply saturated heliodor is an orange-yellow color. The modified rhomboid cut gem weighs 17.82ct and is the first heliodor from Nigeria in the National Gem Collection.


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