a3463 Watermelon Tourmaline

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Watermelon Tourmaline from Minas Gerais, Brazil. This nice little gem crystal weighs in at 13.5 grams, and has juicy red color in the center, with a translucent olive green outer skin. Specimen has good luster, and is semi-translucent. It doesn't look cleanly terminated at the end, but it doesn't really look completely broken either. It's sort of stair-stepped and cobbled which makes me think it could be natural. In any event, it's a pretty nice sized watermelon for what I feel is a fair price, especially since the asking price on anything watermelon is routinely $10 per gram and up. 

Length: 2.60 cm
Width: 1.80 cm
Height: 1.50 cm