Elbaite, Quartz v. Smoky

Elbaite, Quartz v. Smoky

Price available upon request. $999,999.00
SKU:10231
Locality: Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Dimensions: 22.0 x 10.5 x 9.5 cm

This is a simply stunning large Paprok Tourmaline specimen, with vibrantly colored, very large neon-green to pink elbaite crystals is a parallel-growth form creating a "rocket like" effect. At 22 cm tall, this is an impressively big specimen, and the color, luster, and condition of the crystals is truly outstanding. The specimen is in excellent condition and features a smoky quartz crystal as well as white bladed albite crystals at it's base which create a pleasing contrast to the tourmaline. Gem tourmaline crystals from Paprok are known around the world for their variety of vibrant colors and crystal forms, and this is a specimen that will impress collectors and non-collectors alike. This exceptional specimen is one of the finest pieces in the noted tourmaline collection of Gerhard Wagner of Germany. Annette Slade photo.

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