Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Lamjung (Lamtung) District, Gandaki Zone, Nepal
Small Cabinet, 8.0 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm
For the locality, this is large (66 grams) and stunningly intense in color. It has a riveting dark blue that is similar to what you see in only the best Pakistani or Brazilian aquamarine crystals. Although the terminations are not smooth and flat, they are nevertheless completely terminated in minute growth steppes, and so this crystal is doubly-terminated. This came from a small lot of perhaps 10-12 crystals I was shown at Munich, in 2005.