Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Gilgit, Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 7.6 x 2.2 x 2.0 cm
Good beryl var. aquamarine crystals from Pakistan are plentiful. However, gem crystals are either in matrix or are broken off their matrix by miners. This aqua is doubly terminated, making it a real rarity. It is also transparent, lustrous, and has an eye pleasing pale pastel blue color. And, I think the price is quite reasonable... 7.6 x 2.2 x 2 cm