Stunning natural Aquamarine crystal, with Golden Mica and White/Brown Albite, from Pakistan. This stone has NOT been enhanced or polished - it is just as nature has created it! This beautiful crystal would be an asset to any serious collector, as pieces of this quality and at this size will certainly hold their value, if not increase over time!
Beautiful clarity around the exterior, with some whispy milky clouding on the inside. Depending on the light, the colour ranges from a pale aqua at the top of the crystal to a darker blue around the base.
Three of the six sides are shiny and straight, and the other three have the albite/mica and an area where the crystal may have been attached to another one. The top is slightly matte with some mica/albite on the top. There are no major chips or flaws, other than naturally occurring ones on the surface.
Size: 65 x 45 x 50mm Weight: 250g
The name Aquamarine comes from the Latin "aqua marinus", meaning "water of the sea," and refers to its sparkling ocean-like color. The pale blue, transparent crystal is a member of the Beryl family. Its color, sometimes bluish green, is caused by iron oxides within the chemical makeup of the stone. Aquamarine evokes the purity of crystalline waters, and the relaxation of the ocean. It is calming, soothing, and cleansing, and inspires truth, trust and letting go. In ancient lore, Aquamarine was believed to be the treasure of mermaids, and was used by sailors as a talisman of good luck, fearlessness and protection. It was also considered a stone of eternal youth and happiness. Today it protects all who travel by, over, or near water, and opens the channels of clear and heartfelt communication. Known as a "stone of truth", aquamarine connects to the Throat Chakra, and offers clarity of communication, honesty and openness.