Tourmaline Var. Rubellite
Jonas Mine, Itataia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Miniature, 5.1 x 4.2 x 3.9 cm
This is a vibrant, sparkling "jewel-like" cluster of slender gem Jonas crystals, spraying up from matrix one one side. On the bottom, more robust, darker crystals can be seen. This is a showy large miniature and at first glance looks like it should be worth about 5 times this price: However, many crystals are broken, including the leftmost - to be blunt. The two major crystals on the upper right side are terminated, though; and overall there is so much color and gemminess that I think at the right price this could definitely be a colorful and displayable Jonas specimen at a surprising price point.