Aquamarine on Feldspar
Small Cabinet, 8.2 x 5.2 x 3.9 cm
Gilgit, Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Ex. Richard Kosnar

Pakistan has provided collectors with some outstanding matrix Aquamarine specimens over the years, and this piece is certainly one of the finest quality matrix specimens that I have offered for sale. It features a wondrous GEM quality crystal of Aquamarine with an alluring baby blue color and remarkably sharp, lustrous faces. The crystal is aesthetically flaring off partially etched, off-white color, blocky Microcline crystal matrix. The Aqua measures 6.5 x 1.7 cm. Acutally, there's a little broken "stem" on the bottom of the Aqua crystal, so you can technically say that's part of the crystal, then the size would actually be 7.6 x 1.7 cm. This is such a dramatic specimen with undeniable appeal and sheer external beauty, it has all the qualities of a top-shelf matrix Pakistani Aquamarine specimen. The specimen comes with a custom lucite base which displays the piece beautifully. By the way, it is illustrated in a little book called "Stones of the Bible." ex Brian Kosnar Collection