Beryl (Var: Aquamarine), Muscovite
Nagar (Nagir), Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 7.4 x 6.3 x 5.8 cm
Nagar aquamarines have such nice sharp form and a beautiful tendency to form large clusters. This particular Nagar aquamarine, though, has a gemminess and clarity you would not expect to see from here, and is 3-dimensional and aesthetic. It features textbook-sharp, clean, transparent crystals to 5 cm and remarkably they are present in 2 slightly different habits (one an equant hexagonal termination and the other with all axes of different length, most unusual to see in combination). Ex. David Michaels and Irv Brown Collections.