LocationPederneira Mine, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size5,1 x 1,5 x 1,1 cm
|The crystal is sharp terminated, lustrous and complete all around and end-point is sharp and glossy, too. It is not a common water-melon, more recent discoveries show pink phantoms with green outer zoning. This particular crystals is from an old find – and the pink phantom is framed with a blue zoning with touch of green (so blue-green with more of blue) - much more intense and vibrant in person. And a thin dark royal blue concentration of color along the end point.
Before you ask – this crystal was photographed under daylight, no lamps or backlight! Most dealers show their Tourmalines under best light conditions and with backlight - I prefer to show them very natural. With some light effects or only with the lamps in a cabinet it would look even more attractive. The clarity and the translucency are very, very good! It is really hard to obtain old Pederneiras and this one is really on a reasonable price, the dimension of 51mm and 15mm diameter already gives a impressive visual impact to the piece – not too small and really eye–catching. No significant damages to report, only bottom was on the rock.