Tourmaline on Quartz
Small Cabinet, 5.7 x 3.0 x 2.3 cm
Cruzeiro mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Dr. Art Soregaroli
This is a first-class combination piece in which a gemmy, 5.7 cm Elbaite Tourmaline from the famous Cruzeiro Mine of Brazil impales a gemmy Quartz crystal. The green Elbaite crystal has excellent gemminess and nice color saturation, with a darker, very good termination. The luster of the Elbaite is good, and the 3 cm Quartz crystal has superb luster that allows you to see right through it, along with a few frosted faces that provide excellent contrast. This is old material, from the 1970s or 1980s. The aesthetics are exquisite.