Cabinet, 12.9 x 10.5 x 10.5 cm
Nagar, Hunza Valley, Gilgit, Northern Areas, Pakistan

A massive, fat aquamarine crystal serves as the core of this specimen. It is completely crystallized, 360 degrees around, and very 3-dimensional. The crystal is more glassy and more deeply colored than nearly all other Nagar aquamarines (which have a sad reputation for pale color, though some, like this, transcend). Overall this is the size of a small melon or a large grapefruit, very impactful and massive in presence compared to the more common, slender and elegant style for aquamarines from Pakistan. It is as close to pristine as you can ask for, with just the most minute of dings if you look closely - a miracle, given the size and weight of the piece. They are not always able to be so tender in extracting these from the mountainside and hauling them to market, as we collectors would wish. Large and heavy specimens in particular, are hard to get in this condition. I obtained this after it was mined in 2007, directly from a source in Peshawar. Although Nagar aquas were and still remain commonplace on the market, this is NOT a common Nagar in aspect or quality, and really stands out from the crowd. 2.15 kilos in mass