Aquamarine (GEM QUALITY crystals) on Albite

Byansapi, Braldu Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
5.0 x 4.8 x 4.4 cm
Start Time: 12/20/2018 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/03/2019 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $777

Item Description

When it comes to Aquamarine, Pakistan is the most productive country for specimens in the modern age of mineral collecting. Some of the very finest quality Aquamarine specimens come from the various pegmatites in the Pakistani Himalayas. This area has produced some of the most exciting Aquamarine specimens in recent years. This specimen features a pair of fine, very sharp sharp, highly lustrous, GEM quality soft blue color prismatic crystals of Aquamarine aesthetically flarling off cream colored Albite matrix. BOTH of the Aquamarine crystals are WATER CLEAR and look beautiful when held and rotated in the hand. The largest Aqua measures 2.6 cm long. I love the fact that the Aquas compliment each other with their notably different habits, as one of them has a pronounced basal pinacoid with only tiny first and second order pyramidal modifications, while the other crystal has much larger pyramidal faces on the termination. The prism faces of both crystals have gentle and alluring etching patterns, creating a unique appearance on the surface. I can only seen a tiny imperfection on the back of the "basal" crystal, otherwise the piece is damage free! An incredibly attractive display specimen with tremendous gem clarity and oustanding aesthetics from this famous gem crystal producing nation. The piece comes with a FREE custom lucite base for easy display. Priced in our inventory at $3,500.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
gabou2 $777 01/03/2019 6:39:54 pm (CST)
borabora $751 01/03/2019 6:02:44 pm (CST)
gabou2 $712 01/03/2019 5:47:41 pm (CST)
palytoxin $687 01/03/2019 8:10:20 am (CST)
borabora $662 01/03/2019 8:09:44 am (CST)
palytoxin $650 01/03/2019 8:09:44 am (CST)
borabora $625 01/03/2019 8:09:06 am (CST)
palytoxin $600 01/03/2019 8:09:06 am (CST)
borabora $575 01/03/2019 8:08:48 am (CST)
palytoxin $550 01/03/2019 8:08:48 am (CST)
borabora $510 01/02/2019 10:06:03 pm (CST)
palytoxin $435 12/27/2018 9:46:06 am (CST)
neufal $410 12/26/2018 10:26:28 pm (CST)
palytoxin $370 12/26/2018 10:26:18 pm (CST)
neufal $360 12/26/2018 10:26:18 pm (CST)
palytoxin $343 12/26/2018 12:36:04 pm (CST)
dlue1982 $331 12/26/2018 10:19:47 am (CST)
mineraldv $321 12/26/2018 10:19:47 am (CST)
dlue1982 $311 12/24/2018 8:16:56 am (CST)
cmdrdarklighter $301 12/24/2018 8:16:56 am (CST)
dlue1982 $288 12/24/2018 3:34:48 am (CST)
bigd_rx $278 12/24/2018 3:34:42 am (CST)
dlue1982 $270 12/24/2018 3:34:42 am (CST)
bigd_rx $260 12/22/2018 11:42:09 pm (CST)
jimsgems $250 12/22/2018 10:43:23 pm (CST)
malackey $245 12/22/2018 10:43:23 pm (CST)
jimsgems $235 12/22/2018 4:54:34 pm (CST)
allforrace $225 12/22/2018 12:28:53 pm (CST)
dlue1982 $210 12/21/2018 5:02:17 pm (CST)
littlebeansprout $200 12/21/2018 5:02:02 pm (CST)
dlue1982 $195 12/21/2018 5:02:02 pm (CST)
littlebeansprout $185 12/21/2018 8:49:06 am (CST)
malackey $167 12/20/2018 10:08:45 pm (CST)
jmzdrum91 $157 12/20/2018 10:08:37 pm (CST)
malackey $150 12/20/2018 10:08:37 pm (CST)
jmzdrum91 $104 12/20/2018 9:10:52 pm (CST)
jimsgems $36 12/20/2018 8:18:47 pm (CST)
keith $31 12/20/2018 8:18:47 pm (CST)
jimsgems $10 12/20/2018 7:05:08 pm (CST)