Elbaite Tourmaline
near Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Miniature, 4.1 x 2.0 x 1.8 cm
This elegant gem tourmaline miniature shows the intense color termination for this small pocket of January 2020, and then discrete zones of green and pink, with a slight yellow-clear zone in between. It glows on a shelf, and the termination has such unique saturated color - typical of this pocket but very different than colors we normally have seen here. It displays phenomenally on a shelf, as so much light passes through it to make it "glow" from inside. Minor restoration is present to smooth over a few small damages on the termination (and the price is reduced accordingly but in all truth the restoration is minor and invisible to most eyes). 32 grams. This comes from a small pocket from January 2020.