Elbaite Tourmaline
Miniature, 4.1 x 2.0 x 1.8 cm
near Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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.