Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 8.1 x 4.1 x 3.3 cm
A stunning, water-clear, gem aquamarine with beautiful color. It is not pale or pastel, but rather the classic riveting sky blue characteristic of a Shigar aquamarine. The major crystal is complete all around, pristine, and very clean and clear. The sidecar at the base adds a bit of 3-dimensional and contrasting effect to balance the tall one, but is incomplete and really just accent. Weighs 72 grams.