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HOLD Elbaite (4-color polychrome gem crystals)
Paprok, Kamdesh District
Nuristan, Afghanistan
9.6 x 5.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $5600
Spring 2014

Super esthetic and fine display piece in great condition! A long (7.6 CM) gem clear shaft of tourmaline is composed of two parallel crystals well perched on the matrix. The matrix itself is a mix of tiny Elbaites, Lepidolite, Quartz and Albite crystals partially coated with a hard mica rich clay coating. This forms an excellent contrast to the colorful gem Tourmaline. Amazingly there are no repairs on this delicate specimen, a very rare complete matrix example found a few years ago. The luster is top quality, brilliant, glass like and the color zoning is distinctive. Impressive and of a quality that is sure to appreciate.




HOLD Elbaite (4-color polychrome gem crystals)
Paprok, Kamdesh District
Nuristan, Afghanistan
9.6 x 5.5 CM (cabinet)
price: $5600
Spring 2014

Super esthetic and fine display piece in great condition! A long (7.6 CM) gem clear shaft of tourmaline is composed of two parallel crystals well perched on the matrix. The matrix itself is a mix of tiny Elbaites, Lepidolite, Quartz and Albite crystals partially coated with a hard mica rich clay coating. This forms an excellent contrast to the colorful gem Tourmaline. Amazingly there are no repairs on this delicate specimen, a very rare complete matrix example found a few years ago. The luster is top quality, brilliant, glass like and the color zoning is distinctive. Impressive and of a quality that is sure to appreciate.