Beryl Var. Aquamarine on Albite
Miniature, 4.9 x 3.7 x 3.2 cm
Shigar Valley, Pakistan
A simply stunning gem aquamarine with pastel blue color that contrasts with the stark white crystallized matrix. The photos do NOT do this piece justice. It has absolutely total transparency, an attractive bevelled prism termination, and is perfectly placed in just the right amount of contrasting matrix. For a miniature, to combine such qualities with matrix association, is rare. This is, in person, stunning. Ex. Richard and Mary Nelson Collection