MGR24 Tourmaline, Tourmaline
Morondava Area, Western Madagascar
5.1x 2.4x 2.3 cm
This tourmaline is not gemmy and has a lot of internal fracturing, but as it is one of only two like it that I have seen, I figured I’d purchase it.
To begin with, the specimen has a reasonably thick green cap on a pink body, which is somewhat unusual. The crystal has an unusual termination, far more rounded that is the norm for tourmaline, especially in Madagascar where the terminations tend to be exaggerated points.
The crystal is also slightly bent. Again, it"s an unusual and very interesting piece. A bit paler in person than the pictures show (closer to pink than red)