The tourmalines, which have emerged from this region, are frequently possessed of rather vivid, somewhat outrageous colors previously unknown in this species. This cuprian, or "copper-bearing" tourmaline, which is faceted as a well-proportioned heart-shape, is just such an example with its extraordinarily deep, well-saturated lilac-violet hue. Fairly large in size for the species, the whimsical color is well complimented by its shape.
Weighing 16.75 carats and measuring 16.7 x 13.6 x 10.6mm
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