- Elbaite Tourmaline
- Small Cabinet, 5.9 x 2.7 x 2.0 cm
- Darri-i-Pech, Konar Province, Nuristan, Afghanistan
A gorgeous sculptural cluster from a famous find of 2013, this piece exhibits parellel growth in a cluster consisting of a splayed crystals. They are lustrous and translucent, dark apple-green crystals, to 5.9 cm in length. Some of the terminal faces appear to be frosted with a slight microthin layer of quartz (which could be removed if desired, but I thought provided an interesting contrast.) I had a number of these at the time when they first came out in 2013 and have not seen the habit and style come up again since.