Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Dassu (Dasso; Dusso), Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 6.5 x 6.0 x 5.5 cm
A UNIQUE, large, doubly terminated, SCEPTERED aquamarine crystal from Dassu, Pakistan. The large, pinacoid termination is frosted, while the other etched, termination has RARE pyramidal faces. The crystal is a bit lighter, than the photos show. The glassiness of this etched beauty intensified the blue color saturation. This is a large, very unusual Paki aqua with minor contacting on one side (hard to see and not a problem, on the back face) but otherwise complete all around and a floater. Hefty at 348 grams or 12.2 ounces! Ex. Elling Collection.