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912 Live Oak Park Rd South
Fallbrook, CA, 92028
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Pala International has consistently earned its reputation as the direct source for the finest colored stones.

Tourmaline-2015-09

Himalaya Mine Tourmaline

Tourmaline var. elbaite from the Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, CA. Rough (Inv. #22831) measures 7.5 x 1 cm and the 11.32-carat cut stone (Inv. #22814) measures 1.6 x x 9.2 cm. (Photo: Mia Dixon)

Tourmaline var. elbaite from the Himalaya Mine, Mesa Grande District, San Diego County, CA. Rough (Inv. #22831) measures 7.5 x 1 cm and the 11.32-carat cut stone (Inv. #22814) measures 1.6 x x 9.2 cm. (Photo: Mia Dixon)

Amongst the more desirable rough and cut gem minerals is the iconic Himalaya Mine bi-color tourmaline. San Diego County has been referred to as a "gem basket." Seeing is believing. The classic tourmaline crystal form and the striking color banding have made these a must-buy for the dedicated collector.

This month we offer you both: a crystal that has in it a beautiful center section showing the gem potential, and alongside it the finished gem. Production at this location has been sparse and availability is now difficult to obtain.

This is a rare opportunity