Beryl var. Beryl
Unique type of Beryl var. Alkali-Beryl specimen from Deo Darrah, Badakhshan, Afghanistan. It displays well formed tabular hexagonal crystal with gemmy areas. It is light blue at the rims to dark blue at the center. The crystal has cool natural etching. It is strongly lustrous and complete all over. It has aesthetic display all over 360 degree. For references see the 2018 issue of The Mineralogical Record vol. 49, # 4. In very good condition – some small nicks. On acrylic base., Mesmerizing!