Tourmaline With Lepidolite
Governador Valaderes, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Miniature, 5.4 x 3.4 x 3.1 cm
Ex. Martin Lewadny
Superb watermelon Tourmaline with intense green hue, terrific luster and great form. This 2 cm-thick crystal is perfectly hexagonal, has a gorgeous apple-green color grading into a red base, and is partially gemmy. It is complete except that the two minor tourmalines at its base were broken off in the pocket, and this does not detract at all from the visual impact. The color is really unusual, despite having seen thousands of green tourmalines.