Tourmaline (gem)
Gems and Jewelry, 27 x 16 x 14 mm; 53.43 cts
Cruzeiro Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil

A stunning, clean, gem tourmaline with a riveting blue-green color in fluorescent light, shifting to blue tones under halogen and from the sides under some lighting conditions. This is classic old Brazilian material, now hard to obtain in stones with such clarity and saturation. From the collection of former Pro football player, gem collector, entrepreneur, and mineral collector, Ron Gladnick. Joe Budd photos.

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