- Elbaite Tourmaline Purple Cap
- Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
- Thumbnail, 2.5 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm
Beautiful multicolored thumbnail elbaite crystal that is very gemmy and largely a light watermelon coloration for most of its length transitioning into a slightly darker green layer then subsequently a 1.5 mm bright pink layer then ultimately a 1.1 mm violet cap. The crystal is terminated by the pedion with minor pyramidal faces and upon close inspection, the pedion has a faint triangle shape lightly etched into the termination! Striated prism faces are very lustrous. Weight is 2.18 grams.