I love the minty blue-green color of this tourmaline–it has a neon glow to it that really catches the eye. Its also a very rare gem–the tourmaline rough came from an old stash of material stored away for over 40 years–from the famed 1972 find on Plumbago Mountain in Newry, Maine. These gorgeous Maine tourmalines are very hard to find and highly sought after by collectors.
While the macro image shows some tiny tube-like inclusions typical of tourmaline, in the hand the gem appears clean and is very brilliant. The gem weighs 1.88 carats and measures 7.8 x 5.7 x 5.2 mm.