Elbaite, Albite (Var: Cleavelandite), Quartz
Stak Nala, Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Cabinet, 10.8 x 7.4 x 7.4 cm
A SIMPLY STUNNING, one-of-a-kind tourmaline and quartz CABINET specimen from Stak Nala. The tourmalines have SUPER gemmy terminations, unusual for Stak Nala tourmalines. The doublet tourmaline in the front is the RARE and desirable, pink varietal. The huge milky quartz is highly lustrous, has a razor-sharp termination, front and back, with only the slightest edge wear. The white, bladed cleavelandite is a very nice accent. There is even a tiny, orange spessartine garnet to add color. Almost certainly a 1980s piece.