||Beryl Var. Aquamarine on Albite and muscovite
Gilgit, Gilgit district
Northern Areas, Pakistan
13.5 x 8.8 CM (cabinet)
A big, rich and esthetic specimen presenting a perfect, sharp blue Beryl 4.4 CM across. No damage at all, the top portion of the crystal is gem clear but the rest is translucent "milky" with some white veils. The architecture of this specimen is excellent and the contrast of color and texture is strong. Even with lots of Aquas from Pakistan, this stands out as a very fine and eyecatching specimen. For this quality, the price is very reasonable.