Beryl (Var: Aquamarine), Topaz, Elbaite, Albite
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 7.5 x 4.5 x 2.9 cm
An uncommon and fine combination specimen from the Shigar Valley, Pakistan. This fine piece has 3 gem species on the crudely terminated albite "bar": a super-gem, water-clear, 4.8 cm aquamarine crystal; a 1.7 cm, nicely terminated, gem, colorless topaz crystal; and both are nicely accented by a 1.2 cm, lustrous dark green elbaite crystal. There are even scattered tiny quartz crystals on the albite.