.8" 44.4ct WATERMELON TOURMALINE Fruity Red+Grass Green Crystal Brazil for sale

Product Code: EB1117TWAT4
Availability: In Stock
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Location Barra do Salinas, Coronel Murta, Jequitinhonha Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size 0.8" x 0.8" x 0.6"
Suggested Stand A thumbnail box comes free with this specimen.

This specimen of watermelon tourmaline weighs 44.4 carats, and is very colorful. It is gemmy inside, and the green outside is about 4 mm thick. This is a good example of this material, with a green "rind" around the red "flesh" inside, which gives this rare variety of tourmaline the name "watermelon tourmaline." This piece came from a find in the 1960s, and was rediscovered in 2016 in the basement of a dealer who had retired.