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English: Beryl
Locality: Gilgit, Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan (Locality at mindat.org)
Size: small cabinet, 8.2 x 5.2 x 3.9 cm
Aquamarine on Feldspar
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
Deutsch: Beryll
Fundort: Gilgit, Gilgit, Nordgebiete, Pakistan (Fundort bei mindat.org)
Größe: 8.2 x 5.2 x 3.9 cm
Date before March 2010(2010-03)
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