This is by far one of the most exquisite specimens we have had the honor to hold in our shop. It was mined in Pakistan, the source of some of the finest Aquamarine specimens in the world. This specific crystal has 12 well-defined and lustrous sides (facets), exceptional color and clarity, and is in great condition (that's difficult to find considering the large size!). With closer examination, you will be mesmerized by the rainbow inclusions and color play in different lighting. Especially from the top view, as you peer through the glossy termination, the crystal becomes beam of saturated teal-blue. We are excited for this crystal to find its forever home!
Measurements (Crystal): ~6-7/8" long x 3/4" deep x 7/8" wide
Acrylic Stand (Attached): 2x2" square, 1/2" tall
Location: Shengus, Haramosh Mountains, Skardu District, Balistan North Areas, 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.
Due to the rise in COVID cases, by law newer restrictions need to be put in place at our shop. Customer traffic is now limited to 15 customers in the main retail area.
Face covering & use of hand sanitizer is required when entering the shop.
The museum area will now be used as a waiting area, and limited to 8 people. We ask that people please not come in with large groups, and please limit their stays to under an hour, so others can have the opportunity to also do their shopping. We will also soon install an excellent outdoor heater, to make it much more comfortable for those who wish to wait outside. Thank you all for your continued support and understanding, during these difficult times.
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