Elbaite Tourmaline
Miniature, 3.3 x 2.5 x 2.4 cm
near Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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.