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Dom Pedro the biggest aqua marine


The largest gemstone aquamarine in the world, named Don Pedro and extracted in Minas Gerais in the 80s, was donated Thursday by a couple of Americans to the National Museum of Natural History in Washington and will be part of the display permanent institution.

The raw crystal, cut in the shape of obelisk was given to the museum by a couple from Florida. The piece weighs more than 2 kg and measuring 36 cm in height. “After passing through several hands and museums in Europe, was owned by the couple, with whom I made contact and we hit your donation to the museum so that everyone can admire this wonder so special,” he said in an interview with EFE curator of the exhibition, Jeffrey Post. Read more →