This is a beautiful gemstone and the largest of the three examples I got threw a dealer that had direct connections with Afghanistan. He was also a cutter, but had found them too fragile for his heavy hand. I was successful with all three in keeping them together, but I had to cut them very slowly.
I am particularly drawn to the gemstones by their exceptional pretty blue green end that dominates the tricolors. It dominates not only its end of the crystal, but by being reflected down the long axis of this long ratio emerald cut, you see the blue green in a pagoda shaped reflection in the pink end. The gemstone appears to be eye clean and has excellent crystal. I love this 3.35 carat example of the wonderful world of color in tourmaline.