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| This is a lot of nice
small cleanish stones. They are
all 3/4 ct or less, attractive. 6 emerald cuts, 3 or 4 small rounds, 7
ovals, and a teardrop and trilliant available.|
Price depends mostly on depth of color, around $50-$100/ct.
Ovals and others
Emerald cuts and rectangles.
||Aquamarine, 2.99 ct elongated scissor cut, 4.6x17.7mm, 4.8 mm deep. Pale
blue, SI to VSI.|
This is the last gem we collected off the "Slide" area of
Carbonate Ridge (Mt. Antero), years ago. The majority of the gems from that
spot were on the pale side, but could be fairly good sized. This one is cut
fairly deep, so you will need a deep mounting for it. Would make a nice
$150.00 (Stock# AQBS-0299)
|| Aquamarine, 7.06 ct
Very rare over 5 carats in good color and relatively clean,
this gem is medium-dark blue. One of the best Antero aquamarines we've ever
had in 40 years of business and collecting! It measures 9.7 x 12.4 mm, and
American cut into a fancy pulsar cut. The pulsar cut maintains the emerald
cut outline while giving much more flash. Fits in most standard emerald cut
heads. If you want a one-of-a-kind piece from Mt. Antero, this one is it!
$1,765.00 (Stock #AQBP-0706)
||Aquamarine from Mt. Antero. Currently working on a new batch
from rough I was fortunate to obtain from the Cardwell's mining venture,
shown on the TV show "The Prospectors." I
hope to post anything that comes available as soon as possible.|
||Aquamarine, 4.15 ct Portuguese style cushion. 7.8x13.6 mm.|
Has the typical Mt. Antero inclusions, but is top color, even better than
the picture shows. This is the best dark color you can get except for a few
special collector pieces. I was able to buy some pieces off of the
Cardwell's claims on top of the knob/snowpatch area that they mined this
summer and a few previous ones. These stones are fresh off the dop. This one
would make an especially nice ring or pendant, and is the best color of any
larger rough stone I was able to purchase. They probably won't last long.
$1,452.25 (Stock #AQBC-0415)
Aquamarine, .63 ct emerald cut, light blue, but a little
darker than the picture shows, 8x12 mm. eally fairly close
to eye-clean for an Antero gem. Would make a great ring or pendant gem,
shallow enough for a larger ring.$99.00 (Stock #AQBE-0363)|
||Aquamarine, 7.69 ct Portuguese cushion cut, light blue.|
large stone that would make a nice ring or pendant.10.1 x 16.0 mm. Has the
typical flaws/inclusions of Mt. Antero material, but still faces up well.
One flaw about 1/4 way up one longer side could be covered with a designer
prong no doubt. Has more brilliance than the picture shows, I will keep trying to get a
$961.25 (Stock AQBC-0769)
||Aquamarine, 2.43 ct emerald cut, medium dark blue.|
nice gem, pretty clean and very good color, 5.3 x 10.7 mm. You'll love this
$607.50 (Stock #AQBE-0243).
||Aquamarine, 2.90 ct keystone (or kite) cut.|
cleanish, has a few inclusions toward the base. Lighter blue color tone. A very unusual gemstone,
if you like something different in shape, 8.3 x 18.9 mm.
$290.00 (Stock #
||Aquamarine, 3.81 ct oval, Portuguese style, 8.7x 11.7 mm.|
This one has quite a bit of inclusion and flaw, but if that doesn't bother
you it's priced accordingly. Light blue.
$190.00 (Stock #AQBO-0381)
||Aquamarine, 2.34 ct pulsar, 6.9 x 9.2 mm.|
Fairly close to
faces up really well. Light blue.
||Aquamarine, 3.35 ct, scissor cut.|
Light blue, but pretty
clean for Antero aquamarine. There is no "hole" in this, good brilliance.
I'll keep trying for a better picture.
||Aquamarine, 2.39 ct pulsar, 6.5x10.1 mm.|
Light blue, has
some light flaw or inclusions, but still looks decent.
||Aquamarine, 1.58 ct round, 7.8 mm,light blue, has some inclusions.|
$110.00 (Stock #AQBR-0158)
Mt. Antero Aquamarine an emerald cut and an emerald
(octagon) brilliant. Both around 1 ct. |
Mt. Antero aquamarine rough is
rare and difficult for us to obtain on any consistent basis. They have been
famous locally & to mineral collectors across the country for many years,
but most recently popularized by the Prospectors TV show.
Antero is the 10th highest peak in Colorado (14, 269 ft.) & the
highest known gem producing area in the USA. Virtually all gems and crystals
occur above 11,500 ft.
I have been able to acquire some rough (not cheap) directly from the miners. Most
will be lighter color, but several should be good medium blue.
If you have an interest in knowing about the cut stones before they get put on this database, email us.
|Please note: Much effort has been made in the attempt to get as accurate a picture as possible of our gemstones. Please keep the following in mind while shopping: Cameras do not see color exactly the same as the human eye and lighting conditions often cause large variances. When taking pictures for the web, we have found that it is very difficult to capture the brilliance that the human eye sees and photos cannot often show all of the stones' ambiance and jewelry pieces' fine detail. Also computer monitors vary and often color tones are set to suit the viewer's preferences. When shopping, remember that "the pictures are meant as a rough guide only." All our products have a money-back guarantee (see terms above) so there is no risk in ordering from the Buena Vista Gem Works.|
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