1.6" 265ct Ruby Red & Grass Green WATERMELON TOURMALINE CRYSTAL Brazil for sale

$425.00
Product Code: EB1016TWATB5
Availability: In Stock
 
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Location Barra do Salinas, Coronel Murta, Jequitinhonha Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size 1.6" x 1.4" x 1.1"
Suggested Stand A display square comes free with this specimen.

Here is a large, 265 carat section of a watermelon tourmaline crystal which I acquired on my 2016 trip to Brazil from a street vendor in Ouro Preto. He had heard I was in town, and approached to offer me a small lot of crystals, which he displayed in a folded white paper. This was the largest of the bunch, at 1.6" The outside of the crystal is a rich green color, and it surrounds the saturated, colorful red interior, just like a watermelon. Though it is not terminated, it is gemmy, and this is a fine example of this rare, very popular, and highly collectable variety of tourmaline.