Spessartine, Beryl (Var: Aquamarine), Schorl, Albite
Shengus (Shingus), Haramosh Mts., Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 5.5 x 4.8 x 3.1 cm
A really complex combination piece, with an aquamarine shooting straight up through the crystallized albite feldpsar matrix (you can see it extend from underneath) like a fiber-optic cable of gem blue glass that transmits light from below if you shine it up. On this aquamarine is perched, as a wraparound, a spessartine garnet crystal that is pretty good on its own merits; plus the bonus that it is set up like a flag above the sharply crystallized white background. The terminated zigzag schorl at the base is a final bonus. Ex. Helmut Bruckner Collection.