Aquamarine on Feldspar
    Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

    "An Independent Thinker" could be an apt title for this matrix group, featuring a very tiny, cool blue, 0.1 inch (3 mm) crystal, standing above a shining, and featureless, plain of the terminal face of a very gemmy, much larger, Aquamarine prism. Without a close inspection, the matrix specimen appears to be just a very transparent Aquamarine crystal 3.5 x 1.0 x 0.6 inches (8.8 x 2.5 x 1.6 cm) in size, partially embedded in white crystals of Albite. The mystery of the tiny Aquamarine is twofold: 1) how did it grow like that? And, 2) how did it get this far without breaking off? As an Aquamarine specimen, the freedom from damage, the extra prism faces, and the great, glassy luster place it well above the typical Pakistani Aquamarine. Overall condition of this piece is pristine, with no damage to either the Albite matrix, or the Aquamarines. It comes with a custom base.
    Overall Measurements: 4.4 x 4.1 x 3.5 inches (11.2 x 10.5 x 8.8 cm)

    Provenance: Ex. J. Mark Fisher Collection

    Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    4th Sunday
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