Aquamarine on Albite
Shigar Valley, Skardu, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Cabinet, 13.6 x 4.5 x 2.2 cm

An elegant slender "gem pencil" of aquamarine, pleasingly perched on a floating matrix of stark white albite, with no repairs. While there are bigger, fatter, more dominant specimens out there, this has a really impactful presentation quality, and is priced right for modern mining here - where the prices have started to go up as less mining seems to be taking place. The crystal is 12 cm tall. Formerly in our gemstone species educational exhibition in the Chinese provincial-level Nature and Science museum in Hangzhou, chosen over some others simply for the obvious elegance and beauty. The aquamarine is 12 cm tall. It is a perfect 360 degree specimen, cabinet sized without the cabinet price.

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