PKV1 Aquamarine, Beryl var. Aquamarine
Shigar Valley, Baltistan, Pakistan
10.6x 8.0x 4.4 cm
A large terminated aquamarine rises from an albite matrix that is studded with garnets and small quartz crystals.
The color is about as good as it gets for Pakistan, much better than the Chumar Bakhoor pieces (the ones with the muscovite matrixes) from farther south.
There is a chunk of albite that has partially interrupted the growth of the back side of crystal (you can sort of see this in the image below and to the right). The crystal is absolutely undamaged, moreover it is terminated and it displays perfectly from the front.
There is also a double terminated quartz crystal on the lower front of the matrix, that is included by several garnet crystals.