An icy clear and light blue aquamarine crystal embedded in a snowy white cluster of microcline. The crystal has exceptional clarity, luster, and the termination is free of any scratches, cracks, or chips. A gorgeous and high quality specimen for any collector!
Measurements: ~2-1/4" long x 2-1/2" wide x 1-1/2" tall, Crystal itself is 1-1/2" tall x 5/8" wide
Location: Shigar Valley, 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 gemstone in jewelry.