4.5 x 4 x 2 inches
Minas Gerais, Brazil
This famous sea-colored precious stone has long been sought after to fill the true-blue spectrum in the gem world as an alternative to the harder and pricier sapphire. Deep blues are hard to come by, but do hail recently from Madagascar, Vietnam, and Mozambique. Other major Aquamarine specimen deposits of note are Pakistan, Namibia, and Brazil. While always found in the market, truly top quality colored fine aquamarine is scarce.
Minas Gerais is perhaps the most famous and prolific mining region in the world in regards to sheer volume of productivity of specimens and gem rough! It contains the majority of Brazil's mineral specimen diversity, multiple pegmatite systems, and a long history and culture has developed around mining and specimen collecting. It is such a common region to label, that most just abbreviate it as MG, Brazil.