Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 5.8 x 3.9 x 2.5 cm
What makes this aquamarine specimen special, in addition to the extreme gemminess of the main crystal, is the INTENSE blue color; Pakistani aquamarines (as all aquas) can be anywhere from washed-out and barely blue to UNCOMMONLY blue, as this one is. The main crystal measures 4.5 cm, with two sidecar crystals; all three are perfectly terminated and very lustrous. They are set against a fatter, milkier crystal in back. Ex. Dave Stoudt collection.