Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Gilgit, Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Cabinet, 12.6 x 10.1 x 7.4 cm
Let me say right off that this specimen does have one clean repair right at the base, not visible unless you are really looking for it. This being said, it is a very large, stunning matrix aqua specimen that just about any collector at any level would be proud of. The crystal measures 8.5 cm (!!) from its base to the PERFECT termination, and is gemmy from top to bottom. It is over 1 cm thick in all dimensions. It has fine luster, and NO DAMAGE at all other than the one CLEAN repair at the base (where it snapped clean and I simply reattached it). 12.6 x 10.1 x 7.4 cm