Beryl (Var: Aquamarine), Beryl (Var: Morganite)
Baha, Braldu Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Thumbnail, 1.8 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm
From the new find in the Fall of 2004. This is a great rarity for Beryl. A few years ago, I remember seeing some very interesting, rare bi-color crystals of Beryl from Pakistan that were tabular with a pink core and a blue ring surrounding it. These new crystals are even more rare and interesting as they feature the same pink and blue bi-color, but with much more attractive prismatic crystals. This thumbnail size specimen hosts a very attractive lustrous, sharp, very well formed, gem/gemmy, crystal with a pale pink color in the center and a blue termination on the end. This is a great rarity to find prismatic Morganite from any locality, but to find it with a blue cap is just nuts. The quality of this crystal is exceptional and the fact that this is prismatic Morganite makes it highly desirable.