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Tourmaline, var: Dravite, yellow faceted with Pyrite inclusions, Afghanistan.  5.99 carats.
Tourmaline, var: Dravite, yellow faceted with Pyrite inclusions, Afghanistan.  5.99 carats. Tourmaline, var: Dravite, yellow faceted with Pyrite inclusions, Afghanistan.  5.99 carats. Tourmaline, var: Dravite, yellow faceted with Pyrite inclusions, Afghanistan.  5.99 carats. Tourmaline, var: Dravite, yellow faceted with Pyrite inclusions, Afghanistan.  5.99 carats.

Tourmaline, var: Dravite, yellow faceted with Pyrite inclusions, Afghanistan. 5.99 carats.

Product Code: TRTR504
Units in Stock: 1
£60.00
A very unusual Dravite Tourmaline gemstone from Badakhshan province, Afghanistan.

The bright mustard-yellow gem is quite heavily included, but is an interesting specimen because of its large Pyrite crystal inclusions.

Image 5 is a magnified view of the inclusion scene, with the Pyrite visible as irregular metallic masses surrounded with liquid planes.


weight:  5.99 carats
shape:   Mixed round cut
dimensions:   11.60 mm diameter, 7.59 mm deep
treatment:  None


Pyrite is a common inclusion in some gem varieties, but is far less often seen as an inclusion in Tourmaline, a gem in which solid crystal inclusions are only rarely encountered.

Both surface-reaching, one on the crown facets and one on the pavillion, the golden metallic lustre of the well-formed Pyrite crystals are plain to see in this fascinating gem.