Rubellite Tourmaline

Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Marvin Rockey
Gems, 4.35 mm x 3.94 mm, 0.33 ct
Start Time: 11/30/2023 7:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/07/2023 7:00:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $25

Item Description

Tourmaline gemstones for many years now have been among the most sought after and desirable stones in the world. This is due to the combination of the fact that Tourmaline is found in a wide range of vivid colors with larger sized stones. This is a lovely rich pink colored Rubellite Tourmaline from Brazil with a "Step Pear" cut and nearly eye-clean clarity. A really attractive gem that would make for a great piece of jewelry or a fine addition to your gem collection. This stone is from the estate of former Phoenix area dealer Marvin Rockey. Rockey's Gems was a significant business in the early days of Arizona lapidary material, and he was a prominent dealer and buyer in the Arizona area of local lapidary and carving material from throughout the state, including Bisbee, the Ray Mine, Miami mines, and the Peridot finds on Indian lands in the 1950s-1970s. This stone was kept back from the retail stock for its quality and beauty, in a tray of special material, and was found in his estate (sold to us only recently). Today, these are not only rarely seen but of a highly desirable old quality, and sought after by collectors and gem / jewelry enthusiasts alike.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$25 12/05/2023 9:43:43 pm (CST)