Baha, Braldu Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
This is a great rarity for Beryl. Several years ago, I remember seeing some very interesting, rare bi-color crystals of Beryl from Pakistan that were tabular with a pink core and a blue ring surrounding it. These new crystals are even more rare and interesting as they feature the same pink and blue bi-color, but with much more attractive prismatic crystals. This piece features a very attractive, thick, lustrous, sharp, very well formed, translucent crystal with a very light blue Aquamarine termination and pale pink Morganite color at the center of the crystal. Minor Albite and Muscovite can be seen on the reverse side of the piece. The Aqua portion of the crystals is a bit more gemmy than the Morganite portion, which is somewhat confusing to me as there is a distinctive cut off point where one color/clarity stops and the other begins. This is a great rarity to find prismatic Morganite from any locality. Any collector who loves unusual and colorful gem crystals should consider this unusual miniature specimen.