Elbaite, Albite (Var: Cleavelandite), Lepidolite
Pederneira claim, Sao Jose da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 5.8 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm
Beautiful, gemmy and lustrous, watermelon tourmalines are attached to both sides of the very showy matrix of pearlescent, blades cleavelandite richly accented with lustrous, purple lepidolite. The large tourmaline is 4.5 cm. It has superb and classic Pederneira tourmaline color characteristics, with very bright colors. The striking, central core of vivid, raspberry-red has a thin, outer sheath of green. The lustrous cap is a spectacular, gemmy, teal-blue. The horizontal tourmaline penetrating the large tourmaline is fascinating. This is a very beautiful, very aesthetic matrix tourmaline specimen.