Beryl (Var: Aquamarine), Apatite-(Caf), Muscovite
Nagar (Nagir), Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Large Cabinet, 18.5 x 13.7 x 8.5 cm
This is a modern classic combination piece from the rich Nagar Valley area of Pakistan which has produced fine pink apatites and more aquamarines though the combination is even more desired. The specimen weighs over 2 kilograms. It is a tall specimen that could be propped diagonally for height or set flat for width maximization (18 cm on long diagonal if you wish to stand it that way, 14 cm if sat flat on its bottom and not propped up). The main aquamarine is about 2 inches, just under 5 cm, tall. The whole piece is in remarkably good condition. All display face crystals otherwise are pristine, and have lustrous, complexly beveled, beautiful and gemmy terminations that you can look right down into. The pink apatite accents emphasize and complement the color of the blue aquamarines (which is a nice even pastel hue). Lastly, the muscovite is the best color, a very metallic-silvery hue, and the arrangement is elegant as it flanks the aquamarines.