Elbaite Tourmaline
near Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Miniature, 3.3 x 2.5 x 2.4 cm
This truly stunning tourmaline miniature is GEM, through and through, with fantastic luster and incredibly saturated color in the termination. It is difficult to convey in photos how breath-taking it is, in person. This is, to me, the finest single piece of this small pocket of a dozen crystals found in a small artisanal mine in January 2020. It is a competition-level small miniature or "toenail" size. It is complete all around. 26 grams.