Beryl (Var: Aquamarine)
Nagar (Nagir), Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Cabinet, 12.7 x 11.6 x 8.1 cm
This piece has a vibrant, beautiful "aqua blue" color to it that is at the top of the spectrum for an aquamarine from this particular locality. The largest crystal is 6 cm, flat-laying. More interesting are the broad, gemmy, terminations which are 2-3 cm across, and where you can look down into the crystal core. The luster is glassy and bright. Weighs 1369 grams.