This pedestal is modeled after an idealized beryl crystal. This is made from wood with a red oak veneer. Emeralds, aquamarine and heliodor are the precious and semi-precious forms of beryl.

Idealized Beryl CrystalPrivate Collection
Beryl is the crystalline mineral that gives rise to emeralds, as well as to aquamarine and various other beautiful semi-precious gemstones.