Elbaite, Quartz v. Smoky

Elbaite, Quartz v. Smoky

Price available upon request. $999,999.00
SKU:10716
Locality: Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
Dimensions: 13.5 x 16.0 x 9.0 cm

This is a premier-quality elbaite tourmaline on smoky quartz and cleavelandite matrix from the famous Paprok locality in Nuristan, Afghanistan. The very large size of the tourmaline crystal combined with it's hot-pink color and green cap, bright luster, and pristine faces make this a really impressive and commanding Paprok tourmaline. The crystal is nicely balanced and the white cleavelandite matrix and smoky quartz crystals provide excellent aesthetic contrast. An important Paprok matrix elbaite from the noted collection of Gerhard Wagner of Germany, who assembled what was probably the world's premier tourmaline collection. Ex - Gerhard Wagner Collection
Repaired: 4x

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