GEM19-15
Tourmaline var. Elbaite, on Quartz
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Cabinet, 10.5 x 7.6 x 7.5 cm
Pederneira Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil

A glassy and gemmy, forest-green elbaite crystal measuring 10.5 cm in length, is aesthetically attached to the front of a stout, glassy and gemmy, colorless quartz crystal, measuring 8.5 cm in length. Notice the 4 cm long crystal totally included within the quartz crystal? Dramatic and beautiful! This piece speaks for itself and is as fine a Pederneira tourmaline in this size range as I can imagine, because it is so dramatic and unique amongst hundreds of others found. Nothing is quite like this, and it just leaps out at the viewer from a shelf. It has one very clean, tight repair. We called it "Sword in the Stone" when I first had it some time ago, and recently was able to reacquire this piece. It was mined in the period around 2005-2008, we believe. Comes with a customer lucite base. Price on Request.

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