Magnesiotaaffeite-2N2S (Gem Crystal!)
Ratnapura, Sabaragamuwa province, Sri Lanka (TYPE LOCALITY)
More commonly referred to simply as "Taaffeite," this is one of the HOLY GRAILS of the gemstone collector, a rarity almost impossible to find in natural crystals. This one, actually of fairly large size compared to those few crystals known to me, is a beautiful specimen with rich purpley hue and sharp faces that stand out nicely! This is one of the most excruciating rarities I have ever had to offer.