Beryl (Var: Aquamarine), Topaz, Quartz (Var: Smoky Quartz)
Dassu (Dasso; Dusso), Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 8.0 x 7.8 x 5.5 cm
An absolutely stunning gem combo specimen that I am selling for a local friend, who cherry-picked from Herb Obodda after his return from Pakistan four years ago, on his way to a show. Cal Graeber trimmed into a far BETTER specimen. Herb, in fact, considered it one of the best combo pieces he had owned of this particular mix. On a rising bed of albite are two GEM topaz crystals (one behind the other) and an equally gemmy aquamarine, jutting dramatically in front of an Alpine-quality gemmy smoky quartz. You can look right into the C-axis of the aquamarine, and it is so glass-clear you can see all the way to the matrix. Same with the topaz in front. Due to the great trim job to provide balance to the specimen, it is just exquisite! 8 x 7.8 x 5.5 cm