This GEM, exceptional gemstone, started my path in helping discover copper bearing tourmaline from Mozambique. I gave her, Laurellite, as a name that is based on my older daughter’s name, because this exceptional, new variety of Elbaite, deserves a pretty name. I have posted about the excitement and history of this stone before, so I will limit this post to just describing her.
She is not dichroic and is lope clean except for a few extremely minor inclusions. A moderate tone level graces her split personality of purple under natural light and blue with some green under incandescent light. She has been all around the world to be tested and is glade to be home. She weighs 5.69 carats.