Elbaite Tourmaline
Cruzeiro Mine, Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Thumbnail, 3.1 x 1.5 x 0.9 cm
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Here is a gorgeous, gem, vibrant cranberry-pink-red, full thumbnail Tourmaline crystal from the Cruzeiro Mine. This is the old classic color from the 1980s! Seldom seen today. Much of the body of this beautiful Rubellite is a stunning rich pink with a cranberry hue and it is topped by a dark cranberry-red zone at the termination. The crystal is essentially all gem. Only contacted at the bottom where it was plucked from the pocket, and then a barely perceptible impression on the back where it grew in parallel with another and was separated. One professional lock-fit, invisible repair. From an old tourmaline collection we obtained.