This Aquamarine specimen on the matrix Muscovite shows several Aquamarine crystals distributed throughtout the piece, including some double terminated crystals. The crystals have gorgeous luster, clarity, and clean terminations.
Measurements: ~3-1/4 wide x 2-3/4" long x 1-3/4"deep
Location: Chumar Bakhoor, Hunza-Nagar District, Pakistan
Aquamarine is a light blue variety of beryl with hints of green. The blue color comes from the presence of ferrous iron, and without it or another impurity, beryl would be clear. Other noteworthy types of beryl include emerald, heliodor, and morganite. The name Aquamarine translates as you might expect, "aqua marina" meaning "water of the sea" in Latin. It is a highly sought-after mineral that is most often cut and faceted to use as a gemstone in jewelry.