Elbaite Tourmaline
Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan, Afghanistan
Miniature, 5.2 x 1.6 x 1.5 cm
Ex. Dr. Stephen Smale

For the size, this is a perfectly balanced specimen that is as large a miniature of this iconic Afghani style as you can ask for. It is a limpid, glassy and gemmy, bi-colored elbaite crystal with a beautiful grass green body and a rich pink termination. The mass is 28 grams. ex Smale collection.