Morganite With Tourmaline
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Cabinet, 13.8 x 8.0 x 11.7 cm
Pederneira claim, Sao Jose da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

A unique piece, which has not been seen on the market since the early 2000s, has now resurfaced. Among the few collectors and dealers familiar with the great stash of Pederneira Mine specimens which came up to the New York area when the specimens were mainly flowing out through Daniel Trinchillo and his partner (Marcus Budil), this has always been a talked-about piece. It was a unique piece mined around 2001, and such a combination was never seen again despite 8 more years of intense mining. The piece was nicknamed "Sword in the Stone" and kept in the collection of the mine partners for several years, until sold in a pinch to pay for further mining efforts, around 2003. I lost track of it and then saw it again, in 2010, in a collection overseas. The piece is just mesmerizing in person. It has a shocking color contrast, and both crystals are gemmy and lustrous. Although irregular around the base of the morganite, it is contacted and not damaged or "hacked off." It is, surprisingly, not repaired and not damaged. I am really honored to be able to bring this to market again as its a piece that has long stuck in my mind as something just so unique and pretty, I always wanted to own it. Soon after I got it back, the specimen was featured in the Pederneira Mine case at the 2010 Munich Show exhibit, "Brazilian Dreams." Comes with custom lucite base. Price on Request. Joe Budd photos

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