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.
SOLD Quartz -Alpine smoky
Gilgit, Gilgit district
21 x 4 CM (cabinet /museum)
Huge and gemmy! This is simply a spectacular large and fine quartz. Overall very clean and lusterous, very slight frosting on a few faces otherwise it has killer glassy sides. The termination is a staged termination and tapers in 2 stages. This is quite close to perfect, however there is a micro chip on the "back side "of the tip, and with magnification a few other chips can be found. However on this large crystal these really are of no real significance. This is a top class and very impressive Alpine style smoky that could pass as a Swiss or French crystal (and be priced FAR higher too!) A real classy rock at a very reasonable price for such a piece!