Buena Vista Gem Works - Colorado Aquamarine Gemstones For Sale

Colorado Mt. Antero Aquamarine Gemstones for Sale

Mt. Antero aquamarine rough is rare and difficult for us to obtain on any consistent basis. Mt. Antero is the 10th highest peak in Colorado (14, 269 ft.) and the highest known gem producing area in the USA. Virtually all gems and crystals occur above 11,500 ft. Aquamarine is considered the March birthstone. Mt. Antero aquamarines are very popular with Colorado residents and visitors, especially if they have visited the site personally.

Stones from Mt. Antero typically have small flaws and seldom reach over 10 carats. Crystals are usually not large and tend to be lighter in color, or at least the cleaner crystals and areas do. Good facet grade in darker colors is quite rare. The largest clean gem I've ever seen from here is 23 carats and light in color.

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colorado mt antero aqua 9,96ct soldAquamarine, 7.06 ct pulsar cut.
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)
colorado mt antero aqua 12.58ct soldAquamarine, 12.58 ct, scissor cut, 8.3 x 24.7 mm., light medium to medium color.
The largest fine quality stone from Antero that I've ever offered. Rough was found a few years ago by John Melby, who used to prospect with Andy Taylor, both mentioned in Jacobson's Antero book. Both were fine gem cutters, but are both recently deceased. I purchased the rough from his estate.
Not flawless by any means, but quite clean for the size. Stones of this size from Antero are very rare.
This one is a special piece.

$3,145.00  (Stock #AQBS-1258)
colorado mt antero aqua 7.69ct Aquamarine, 7.69 ct Portuguese cushion cut, light blue, 8.6x13.7 mm.
Old Snowpatch material. A large stone that would make a nice ring or pendant. These larger gems from Antero are hard to find. Has a few typical flaws/inclusions of Mt. Antero material, but still faces up well. One visible whitish flaw about 1/4 way up one longer side could be covered with a designer prong or bezel no doubt. Priced accordingly.
$500.00 (Stock #AQBC-0769)
colorado mt antero aqua 5.99ct Aquamarine, Mt. Antero, CO., 5.99 ct teardrop, 10x16.3 mm, nice medium blue, SI.
Has a few very small visible inclusions near the culet, but looks pretty great overall. Good size for a fine pendant stone. I was able to negotiate from the miners for a few nice pieces of rough found this past summer from the "North Face" above the Snowpatch. Hard to get them this large.
$748.75 (Stock #AQBT-0599)
colorado mt antero aqua 2.22ct newAquamarine, Mt. Antero, CO. 2.22 ct emerald cut, 6.8x9.3 mm, dark blue, SI to VSI.
New Snowpatch finds, about as nice of blue as you can get. Cut on the shallow side, and has a bit of jardin scattered on the edges, but very pretty. Would make a great man's ring.
$475.00 (Stock #AQBE-0222)
colorado mt antero aqua newAquamarine, Mt. Antero, CO. 1.71 ct teardrop cut, SI, dark blue, 6.4x10.8 mm.
Has some jardin & a small visible inclusion, but about as nice color-wise as you can get. From a recent Snowpatch find.
$171.00 (Stock #AQBT-0171)
aqua0132 soldgifAquamarine, Mt. Antero, CO. 1.32 ct fancy 16 main round, 7.5 mm, VVS. Med. dark blue.
From a recent Snowpatch find, Nice color for a round stone, close to eye-clean.

$264.00 (Stock #AQBR-0132)
colorado aquamarine 0317 soldgofAquamarine, Mt. Antero, CO. 1.37 ct fancy oval brilliant, 6.8x8.4 mm, VSI, med dark blue.
Another recent Snowpatch find, great color, moderately clean to the eye. Nice.
$411.00 (Stock #AQBO-0137)
colorado squamarine 0182 newAquamarine, Mt. Antero, CO. 1.82 ct scissors cut, 5x10 mm, SI, light-medium blue.
Faces up nicely. Recent Snowpatch find in a lighter tone.
$182.00 (Stock #AQBS-0182)
colorado mt antero aqua 2.24ct soldgifAquamarine, Mt. Antero, CO. Very nice medium blue Portuguese oval, 2.24 ct, 7.4 x 9.1 mm, VSI.
A fine oval aqua from the north face, good brilliance. Has some faint inclusions which really don't show without strong light and some magnification.
$336.00 (Stock #AQBO-0224)
colorado mt antero aqua 5.98ct soldgofAquamarine, Mt. Antero, CO., 5.98 ct scissors cut, 8.6x13.5 mm, nice light blue, VVSI to VSI.
Has a few very minor inclusions, but looks great. Good size for a cleanish Mt. Antero stone. I was able to negotiate from the miners for a few nice pieces of rough found this past summer from the "North Face" above the Snowpatch.
$747.50 (Stock #AQBS-0598)
colorado mt antero aqua 8.24ct Aquamarine, Mt. Antero, CO., 8.24 ct step cushion cut, pale blue, VVS, 11.2x13x9.5 mm.
From the new finds on the "North Face" this past summer. Pretty clean, has a little light jardin in the culet area. Stones this large are hard to come by from Mt. Antero. Faces up nicely, would make a great ring.
Reduced to $950.00 (Stock #AQBC-0824)
colorado mt antero aqua 4.08ct soldgofAquamarine, Mt. Antero, CO., 4.08 ct, Princess type cut, 8.5x12.2 mm.
Has a pale color and some inclusions, so is priced accordingly. Still, if you are on a budget and really want a larger Antero stone, this would look nice in silver.
Priced at only $50/ct or $200.00 (Stock #AQBP-0408)
coaqua0390 Aquamarine, Mt. Antero, CO. Very nice medium blue Portuguese oval, 3.90 ct, 8.5x11x7, VSI. Slight visible flaw in one end, otherwise pretty clean.
Another recent find on the "North Face" this past year.
$585.00 (Stock#AQBO-0390)
aqua0192 new Aquamarine, Mt. Antero, CO. 1.92 ct scissors cut, pale to light blue, 4.8x12 mm, SI.
Old find from "The Slide" area on southwest ridge. Cleanish, slight visible inclusion flaw in one corner does not distract too badly.
$134.40 (Stock #AQBS-0192)
aqua0166 newAquamarine, Mt. Antero, CO. 1.66 ct Portuguese oval, light-medium blue, 7.6x8.3 mm, VSI.
From "The Slide" locality on southwest ridge.
$166.00 (Stock #AQBS-0166)
aqua0373 newAquamarine, Mt. Antero, CO. 3.73 ct step arrowhead cut, 7.7x12.5 mm, SI.
Faint jardin, otherwise looks pretty clean.
$373.00 (Stock #AQBA-0373)
aqua0175 newAquamarine, Mt. Antero, CO. 1.75 ct Portuguese cushion cut, 6.1x8.7 mm, SI, light blue.
From "The Slide" area, southwest ridge. Some light jardin.
$105.00 (Stock #AQBC-0175)
aqua0140 newAquamarine, Mt. Antero, CO. 1.40 ct Portuguese oval, 6.7x7.8 mm, VSI, medium blue.
From "The Slide" area, southwest ridge. Has several very light veils.
$140.00 (Stock #AQBO-0140).
aqua0178 newAquamarine, Mt. Antero, CO. 1.78 ct scissors cut, 6.5x8.5 mm, VVS, light-medium blue.
From recent finds on the North Face.
$222.50 (Stock #AQBS-0178)
aqua0161 soldAquamarine, Mt. Antero, CO. 1.61 ct pulsar cut, 5.6x9 mm, medium blue, VSI.
From "The Snowpatch" area. Old stock. Some very light jardin.
$161.00 (Stock #AQBP-0161)
aqua0306 newAquamarine, Mt. Antero, CO. 3.06 ct, mixed oval, 8x12.3, SI, light-medium, very slight greenish tinge.
From the recent North Face finds. Typical light jardin.
$250.00 (Stock #AQBO-0306)
aqua0075 newAquamarine, Mt. Antero, CO. 0.75 ct mixed scissor, 5x6 mm, dark blue, VSI,
New "Snowpatch" material. Small, but a terrific looking stone. We get very few stones this dark.
$250.00 (Stock #AQBS-0075)
aqua 0207 newAquamarine, Mt. Antero, CO. 2.07 ct scissor cut, 5.4x11.4 mm, medium-dark, VSI.
Newly mined "Snowpatch" material. Very nice.
$414.00 (Stock #AQBS-0207)
coaqua0271 Aquamarine, Mt. Antero, CO. 2.71 scissors cut, 6x11.1, VSI, nice light-medium blue.
Yet another "North Face" find.
$338.75 (Stock #AQBS-0271)
aqua0091 soldAquamarine, Mt. Antero, CO., 0.91 mazda triangle (step) cut, 6.3 mm., VSI.
Good brilliance, nice med-dark color. Fom the famous Snowpatch area. Mined this past season.
$182,00 (Stock #AQBT-0091)
aqua0242 Aquamarine, Mt. Antero, CO., 2.42 ct, fancy triangle cut, 8.5 mm, Snowpatch area.
This stone has an odd slightly hazy look to it, but has nice darker color. If brighter would run at least $400/ct. Should still make a fine ring or pendant.
$242.00 (Stock #AQBT-0242)
aqua0242 Aquamarine Mt. Antero, CO. Light blue stone, 1.91 ct, 6x10mm step cushion cut, VSI to VVSI.
From a recent find.
$150.00 (Stock #AQBC-0191)
coaqua0254 Aquamarine, Mt. Antero, CO. 2.54 ct step shield cut, 7x10.2 mm, close to eye-clean at VVS.
Beautiful light blue, from the new finds at the "North Face".
$381.00 (Stock #AQBS-0254)
coaqua0151b  soldAquamarine, Mt. Antero, CO., 1.51 ct, 4.8x11 mm, rocker cut, nice light blue, VVSI.
From a new stash of rough found by the miners at the "North Face" this past summer.
$151.00 (Stock #AQBR0151b)
aqua0180 newgif Aquamarine, Mt. Antero, CO., 1.80 ct, oval, VS, 7x9.3 mm. Light blue, some jardin.
$180.00 (Stock #AQBO-0180)
aqua0092 newgifAquamarine, Mt. Antero, CO., 0.92 ct, scissors cut, light/med. blue, 4x8.5 mm, VSI.
92.00 (Stock #AQBS-0092)
coaqua0202 Aquamarine, Mt. Antero, CO., 2.02 ct scissors cut, 5.2x11 mm, light blue, VSI
Found at the Chip 'N Dale Mine on sister peak Mt. White. New find.
$303.00 (Stock #AQBS-0202)
coaqua0132 Aquamarine, Mt. Antero, CO., 1.32 ct scissors cut, 5x8.5 mm, light blue. VSI, small flaw at one end, still looks nice.
Found at the Chip 'N Dale Mine on sister peak Mt. White. New find.
$132.00 (Stock #AQBS-0132)
coaqua0189 Aquamarine, Mt. Antero, CO., 1.89 ct long emerald cut. 4.6x13 mm. Light blue. VSI,
Has a little light jardin. Works great in a standard tourmaline mounting. Found at the Chip 'N Dale Mine on sister peak Mt. White. New find.
$150.00 (Stock #AQBE-0189)
coaqua0147 Aquamarine, Mt. Antero, CO., 1.47 ct emerald cut, 4.5x10.5 mm. Light blue, has some light gardin, VSI.
Found at the Chip 'N Dale Mine on sister peak Mt. White. New find.
$120.00 (Stock #AQBE-0147)
aquapendant0121 soldAquamarine, Mt. Antero, CO., 1.21 ct round, 6.2 mm, I. Set in a simple sterling silver basket mount pendant, ready to add to your own necklace chain.
Has a flaw or two, but decent color.

$65.00 (Stock #SSAQBR-0121)
colorado mt antero pendant 7x9mm newgif Aquamarine, Mt. Antero, CO, 7x9 mm, oval, light blue,
Has some jardin flaws. Set in a simple sterling silver basket mounting, ready to add to your own chain or cord. Stone is between 1-1.5 cts.
$50.00 (Stock #SSAQBO)
coaqua7mm soldMt. Antero Aquamarines. Picture of the largest of the 7 mm gems, 1.27 ct.
I have four to choose from (see below). Hard to come by and the demand is high! Great solitaires for rings or other jewelry you wish to make up. These are all clean stones or very close to it. Brighter than picture.
$150 per carat (Stock #coaqua7mm)
coaqua6mm Anteros a little bit lighter in color, light to light-medium in color, close to 6 mm. Weights are 0.65 ct; 0.64 ct;
$125/ct (Stock #co aqua 6mm)
coaqu0075 Aquamarine, Mt. Antero, CO. 0.75 ct, pale to light blue, 5.5x9 mm, fairly clean, VSI.
$75.00 (Stock #AQBT-0075)
coaqua0084 Aquamarine, Mt. Antero, CO. 0.84 ct pale to light blue, 6 mm square cushion cut, VSI.
$126.00 (Stock #AQBC-00894)
coaqua0063 Aquamarine, Mt. Antero, CO. 0.63 ct square cushion, light blue, 5.5 mm. This one is actually eye-clean.
$78.75 (Stock #AQBC-0063)
coaqua0051 Aquamarine/Goshenite, Mt. Antero, CO. 0.51ct, colorless, 5.4 mm round, clean.
$51.00 (Stock #AQBR-0051)
  I also have some other new stock recently cut, but they wound up with a few too many flaws than I would like, so did not list these. If you have an interest in cheaper aquamarines from Colorado and would like to know what we have, give me a call or drop me an email.
referco If you like Colorado gemstones, check out my other Colorado Gemstones.
PLEASE NOTE: Much effort has been made in the attempt to get as accurate a picture as possible of our gemstones. Keep the following in mind while shopping: Cameras do not see color exactly the same as the human eye and lighting con,/TE,ditions 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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