6 x 3 x 1.25 cm
Aquamarine is a famous sea-colored precious stone has long been sought after to fill the true-blue spectrum in the gem world as an alternative to the harder and pricier sapphire. Deep blues are hard to come by, but do hail recently from Madagascar, Vietnam, and Mozambique. Other major Aquamarine specimen deposits of note are Pakistan, Namibia, and Brazil. While always found in the market, truly top quality colored fine aquamarine is scarce.
Northern Pakistan is globally recognized for producing some of the world's best gem Aquamarines and associate minerals! Recently this area of Pakistan is becoming more well known for its vast diversity in Quartz inclusions and habits as well. We offer a sampling from some of the mining projects we did regionally back in the 2000s. Shigar is a town in the Baltistan division of Gilgit–Baltistan near Skardu in northern Pakistan. Nearby is the Shigar River.