Cabinet, 10.6 x 9.4 x 5.5 cm
Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan
A superbly balanced 6 x 4 x 1.6-cm morganite, totally gemmy and transparent, surmounting a matrix of crystallized cleavelandite!!! Note the crystal is so gemmy that you look right through to the small bits of cleavelandite blades behind and underneath the bottom portion of the crystal. This stunning gemminess makes it a little less pink than you would like, I admit (about 20% less than shown in the photos), but its all a tradeoff. That white portion to the upper-right is a bit of attached feldpar, for accent. The crystal is complete, razor sharp, and dramatic. Enough said...