.7" 46.7ct Pink with Green Gemmy WATERMELON TOURMALINE Crystal Brazil for sale

$100.00
Product Code: EB1117TWAT5
Availability: In Stock
 
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Location Barra do Salinas, Coronel Murta, Jequitinhonha Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size 0.7" x 0.7" x 0.6"
Suggested Stand A thumbnail box comes free with this specimen.

This watermelon tourmaline crystal weighs 46.7 carats, and is a wonderful example of this uncommon form of tourmaline. The piece is a cross section of a crystal, with rich ruby red inside and a colorful grass green "rind" that extends over 3/4 of the crystal. This is a very good example of this rare, very popular, and highly collectable variety of tourmaline. I acquired this piece from a dealer who discovered it in the basement of a collector's house, where it sat since it was mined in the 1960s. Today, watermelon tourmaline in Brazil has become exceedingly scarce.