Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 7.0 x 1.8 x 1.7 cm
A super-gemmy aqua crystal, complet and unblemished all around, with very interesting internal "fibers" running vertically. Surprisingly, they shoot through only a few well-defined zones, leaving the core crystal clear. Frankly, this would still be worth the same even without the interesting zonations, because its a darned gemmy crystal of good size in its own right. In person, it is more impressively glassy in luster, too. 7 x 1.8 x 1.7 cm