Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Gilgit, Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 9.1 x 5.9 x 5.4 cm
This is a large, GEMMY aquamarine crystal aesthetically accented with muscovite. It is DOUBLY-TERMINATED, which makes it particularly aesthetic - you can clearly see both of the terminations from the preferred display angle. From the front, the muscovite blades create a perfect nest for the crystal. It has a fine glassy luster on all faces. A really super gem crystal specimen!