Tourmaline (Bicolor Cat's Eye)

Himalaya Mine, San Diego, California, USA
Gems, 16.94 x 16.74 x 11.90 mm, 26.90 ct
Start Time: 01/31/2023 5:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 02/09/2023 1:30:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed

Item Description

A super collectible cats-eye gem from the famous Himalaya mine. San Diego County (California) has several gem tourmaline mines, but the Himalaya Mine is the most prominent long-mined tourmaline locality in the world and for 120 years has been renowned for its beautiful green and pink gems. This is a wonderful, high dome gem cabochon showing a 50/50 split of pink and green and a sharp cats-eye effect at the color line! This is a rarity, not something collectors are usually offered, making this highly recommended as a California rarity for jewelry or display. Simply stunning in every respect, historic, and possibly irreplaceable in today’s market. (N)