Tourmaline 2017 08
Watermelon Tourmaline from Brazil
This month we feature an exquisite suite of watermelon tourmaline from Brazil.
This is an impressive selection of seven slices cut from one single crystal of tourmaline. The material was found in the Pau Alto mine in Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais. It features true watermelon tourmaline coloration with a banded rind from evergreen to minty blueish green on the outside and a red to pink core. This set really exhibits the intense colors and contrast with nice, thick-cut cross-sections. About the size of a silver dollar, these pieces could make a spectacular designer necklace or simply be acquired for display in a gem or mineral lover's collection.