Gem Tourmaline Crystal (superb quality!)

Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan
Small Cabinet, 8.3 x 2.6 x 2.3 cm
Start Time: 03/25/2009 7:15:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/02/2009 8:11:42 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

Yes, this is just what it looks like, a superb and sizeable $2,500-3500 gem tourmaline crystal spray from Paprok. This does not mean you should let some bidder walk away with it for $1500: the $2,500-3500 valuation is what you would pay directly to the Afghans at Tucson or Denver, and that is what is should fairly go for at auction as well, since these are of course "blue chip" crystals that everyone wants and are never discounted. Anything less and you are getting a BARGAIN. It has everything you would want in one of these: bright green color at the bottom, and a glassy, bright pink, pure gem, "cityscape" complex termination with flashing faces. The only damage is the broken tip of the angled sidecar crystal at the base, which is actually a nifty, proportional accent. Weighs 60 grams