Gem Tourmaline var. Elbaite Lepidolite
Outstanding gem multicolor Tourmaline var. Elbaite crystals from Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil. There are two types of crystals. The first type is transparent and clear with prismatic shape and excellent glassy luster. They have pleasing color variation from green to wine-red. They are sharp and well terminated with flat caps. The second type is green colored, with less gemminess and some scepter features. The base is formed by purple crystals of Lepidolite and white Albite var. Cleavelandite, which adds a nice contrast. Some contacts., Gorgeous!