Doubly-Terminated gem Tourmaline (old USA classic) ex Reynolds

Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California, USA
Cabinet, 12.0 x 1.6 x 1.4 cm
Start Time: 05/01/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/06/2021 6:35:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $1,622
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

A classic, large, old-time bi-colored gem tourmaline from the famed Himalaya Mine - and terminated on both ends! About one-half of this striking, limpid, glassy, well-striated trigonal crystal with satin lustre faces is classic "Himalaya pink". The other half has subtle and unusual olive-green overtones, that adds much character, color and contrast. The doubly terminated crystal has decidedly different terminations. The matte lustre pinacoidal pink termination is highlighted by an interesting etched side. The basal termination is rehealed and also has interesting etching. This complete all-around and pristine large Himalaya tourmaline is characteristic of material from 1960s to 1980s finds. The green dispersion at one end of the pink crystal is a fascinating and uncommon highlight to this very fine older gem tourmaline. Mass is 59 grams. MUCH, MUCH better in person. The gemminess, glassiness and lustre made photography difficult so please see the video. Ex Bob Reynolds collection. This is a significantly large specimen, and a classic style, valued $2500.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $1,622 05/06/2021 6:27:16 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $1,572 05/06/2021 6:27:16 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $1,550 05/06/2021 6:25:16 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $1,500 05/06/2021 6:25:16 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $1,310 05/06/2021 6:24:30 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $1,260 05/06/2021 6:24:30 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $1,250 05/06/2021 6:24:10 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $1,200 05/06/2021 6:24:10 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $798 05/04/2021 6:30:41 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $773 05/04/2021 6:30:41 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $694 05/03/2021 11:36:42 am (CDT)
duncangb $669 05/03/2021 11:05:41 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $663 05/03/2021 11:05:41 am (CDT)
duncangb $528 05/03/2021 10:38:33 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $503 05/03/2021 10:38:33 am (CDT)
duncangb $343 05/03/2021 10:22:13 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $333 05/03/2021 10:22:13 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $310 05/03/2021 10:10:05 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $300 05/03/2021 10:10:05 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $177 05/03/2021 10:08:50 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $167 05/03/2021 10:08:50 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $120 05/03/2021 9:41:36 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $110 05/03/2021 5:37:51 am (CDT)
Private Bidder * $100 05/03/2021 5:37:42 am (CDT)
Private Bidder * $100 05/03/2021 5:37:42 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $90 05/03/2021 5:37:33 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $80 05/03/2021 5:37:33 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $70 05/03/2021 5:37:24 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $60 05/03/2021 5:37:24 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $50 05/03/2021 5:37:15 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $45 05/03/2021 5:37:15 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $40 05/03/2021 5:37:06 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $35 05/03/2021 5:37:06 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $30 05/03/2021 5:36:57 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $25 05/03/2021 5:36:57 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $20 05/03/2021 5:36:47 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $15 05/03/2021 5:36:47 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 05/02/2021 11:09:13 pm (CDT)
* Proxy Bid Battle: In the event of two customers inputting matching proxy bids, the leading bid goes to the earliest of the two proxy bids. Tie winners are shown in bold.