Aquamarine With Schorl Inclusions
Shengus, Skardu, Gilgit Division, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 8.6 x 3.1 x 2.6 cm (104 grams)
This specimen is more than jus tyour normal aqua because of the starkly contrastign accents of schorl running throughout its beltline. There is literally a forest of small schorls included inside, at the midpoint of the crystal, on a flat plane that probably represents an internal termination from which the aqua continued to grow after the schorl deposition on the sides and top of the previous generation of crystal> The aqua above is very gemmy and bright, with good luster. The color is enhanced visually by the contrast! The crystal is complete all around and quite nearly pristine, with just a few of the most minor of dings but otherwise perfect