Elbaite Tourmaline
Nuristan, Laghman Province, Afghanistan
Toenail, 3.1 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm
Ex. Herb Obodda
A fine Tourmaline toenail sized piece (small miniature, really), this crystal is super gemmy from top to bottom, and well-terminated. The lower portion is pink, the middle section is a very attractive grass green, and the upper half is colorless with a pink blush right at the fine termination. The luster is incredible and the sides are interestingly striated. The mass is 3.4 grams. Even better in person.