Connoisseur's Corner               

In this regular feature, we will display an elite specimen and discuss its merits as a masterpiece. We firmly believe that a masterpiece can cost $100 or $100,000 and transcends categories such as size.

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Elbaite Tourmaline Paprok Afghanistan

Paprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan
13.6 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm

- Irv Brown Collection

Exquisitely lustrous and pristine, this gem mineral masterpiece shows a depth of color very seldom seen in elbaite specimens from Afghanistan. A pink core has been encased by a green layer which continues up the specimen to a contrasting layer of pink at the termination. This specimen with its rich color, complex termination, and gemmy sidecar crystals longs to be held and admired in your hands.

–Key Attributes: Color, Crystal Perfection

Thomas Spann photo


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