Aquamarine on Muscovite

Nagar, Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Cabinet, 11.3 x 11.1 x 7.8 cm
Start Time: 11/11/2009 7:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 11/24/2009 7:30:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

This is a modern classic combo piece of gemmy, glassy aquamarine perched on metallic, silvery muscovite. It is 870 grams, or several pounds in weight. The larger crystals are 4 to 5 cm tall and are arranged dramaticlaly in a flower-like cluster centered in the middle of this well-trimmed specimen. Note how sharp and fine the terminations are, very clean and clear, so you can look down into them. The display face is almost pristine, with just a few dings, vrey minute and not detracting. Overall, this is a good size, unusually compact and aesthetic for a Nagar aquamarine plate, and with unusually high quality of luster and color saturation for this locality. This is from a special source of mine, direct form the mine, and carefully picked. It is NOT average quality color or luster, but is exceptional on both counts. Valued $4000

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