Tourmaline Var. Rubellite
Jonas Mine, Itataia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 3.3 x 2.4 cm
A gorgeous, absolutely gemmy, 4-cm-long crystal of red glass projecting from an aesthetic matrix of lepidolite....this is a killer display-quality miniature! The doubly-terminated quartz floating to the right makes a perfect accent. There is one very clean repair on the tourmaline, 1 cm up from its base attachment. Still, that line is hard to see unless you go looking for it and this remains a vivid and rare matrix Jonas specimen, for which I am willing to forgive the repair provided everything else is top quality. More lustrous, and brilliantly so, in person!