Aquamarine on Feldspar

Shigar Valley, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 4.5 x 2.2 cm
Start Time: 05/23/2010 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/08/2010 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A stunning large miniature/small cab featuring a TOTALLY GEM, 2-inch-tall aqua, impaled in matrix of stark white feldspar. The feldspar is crystallized, as an extra bonus. The aqua is see-through, reading clarity. The contrast is striking, the balance superb, the quality of the crystal as high as you can ask for luster and clarityit is a "dream piece" for the size range and price range of anything under $5000 or so. It would just be hard to beat without spending a fortune, I think. I value it at LEAST $2500. It is a superb specimen in every way, from material found in the late 1980s and long in a private collection

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