Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Arondu (Arundu; Arandu), Basha Valley (Basha Nala; Basna), Skardu district, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 6.9 x 5.7 x 1.7 cm
A STUNNING aquamarine specimen from the Ed David Collection. Three, very gemmy and lustrous aquas, with excellent color, form a "mailbox," beautifully complimented by a small plate of albite and muscovite. The vertical single is doubly terminated and pristine. The two horizontal crystals have a broken end. The deeper blue area, where the vertical and horizontal aquas cross, is really eye catching. From an uncommon Pakistan locality - Arondu in the Basha Valley.