Pech, Kunar Province, Nuristan, Afghanistan
Small Cabinet, 7.1 x 1.8 x 1.7 cm
A sharp, pristine, complete-all-around crystal with an unusually intense pastel green color sitting atop an almost achroite (colorless) stalk. The top half is particularly transparent and gemmy. A special color, combined with unusually good color saturation, makes this piece distinctly Afghani in style but better than most similar crystals from there. 46 grams. Joe Budd Photos.