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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Beryl (var. aquamarine)

This modified cushion cut gem, exhibiting a vibrant blue color, is the first aquamarine from India for the National Gem Collection.
Photo by Greg Polley. Click to zoom.
Catalog Number NMNH G11466-00
Locality Tamil Nadu, India
Weight 110.2 ct

Gift of Smithsonian Gem and Mineral Collectors in 2013.

This modified cushion cut gem is a slightly greenish-blue color and weighs 110.21 carats. It is the first aquamarine gem from India and an important addition to the National Gem Collection.


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