Beryl (Var: Aquamarine), Albite
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 8.2 x 3.3 x 2.4 cm
Striking GEM QUALITY Aqua - long and slender with a lovely light-blue color. The crystal is gemmy for an incredible 6 cm of its 8 cm length, and you can look down the attractive well-developed termination through the crystal to the base - always highly desirable in a top gem crystal like this Aqua. The luster is very good - ranging from slightly frosted to mirror-like and clear. Sitting on a matrix of Quartz and Albite, this is a choice, very aesthetic specimen.