Brazil is one of the most prestigious gem crystal producing countries in the world, and arguably the most prolific Tourmaline producer extant. This piece is a magnificent small cabinet display specimen featuring a superb quality, GEM Tourmaline crystal which is aesthetically flarling of a WATER CLEAR, very slightly smoky Quartz group from this world famous Tourmaline producing locality. The piece is completely unrepaired, which is not common for matrix Tourmalines from any Brazilian locality. The Tourmaline crystal is extremely sharp and lustrous with a classic pyramidal termination and noteworthy striated prism faces. The color is mostly green, and CRYSTAL CLEAR when backlit, but there is a bit of pink that can be seen near the base of the Tourmaline. The Quartz group has fine quality, smooth, brilliant faces and looks beautiful against the stark green hue of the Tourmaline. This piece came from my father, and although it looks like more of a modern Pederneira type specimen, he told me that he personally acquired this one in Brazil from the Cruzeiro mine.