DescriptionFine Gemstone: Tourmaline var. Rubellite - 29.79 Ct.
It was good while it lasted ... the Tourmaline Rush near Keffi, Nigeria, that is. For a while it looked like the area was bottomless ... Not. The easy pickings in the streambeds and gravels were easily scooped up and now they're gone. Nowadays people kick themselves for not having kept one of those distinctive gemstones. But Warren Taylor did, and this is one of those stones. Easily recognizable because of the unique smoky pink hue, large stones like this now have vanished into the collections of connoisseurs able to see the difference. A classic emerald cut, this gem is eye clean, bright, and lively with medium saturation.
Measurements: 21.72 x 13.78 x 11.10 mm, 29.79 cts.
Offered at no reserve.
Provenance: Rainbow of Africa Collection
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