5 x 4.5 x 2 inches
There are literally hundreds of complete crystals that comprise this piece! It is a two sided piece in the shape of a heart. The color of the pictures do not represent how beautiful this piece really is. It came out of old Alvaro Lucio show stock in a close out in Denver one year. I have never seen another one like it. Cabinet size! Meaning "all colors," tourmaline has become the most fascinating of all gem crystals. In the past 10 years, the interest in tourmaline has spiked tremendously! Many special pockets are named and pedigreed, and the sheer variety in tourmaline will always keep it popular. Look for and get to know the various color zoning, usually in the form of banding and core-coloring. Tourmaline has somewhat of a cult following. Its just one of those gems that never ceases to amaze!
Brazil is the one country that has the largest network of specimen and gem mining in the world. It is well known for many of the world's best pegmatites, producing high class Gem Crystals. Brazil has the widest variety of multi-colored Tourmaline worldwide, and is semi-regularly producing new colors every few years. The vast array of Quartz varieties from Brazil deserve a book of their own.