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Tourmaline, var: Dravite, yellow faceted with Pyrite inclusions, Afghanistan. 9.85 carats. **SOLD**
Tourmaline, var: Dravite, yellow faceted with Pyrite inclusions, Afghanistan. 9.85 carats. **SOLD** Tourmaline, var: Dravite, yellow faceted with Pyrite inclusions, Afghanistan. 9.85 carats. **SOLD** Tourmaline, var: Dravite, yellow faceted with Pyrite inclusions, Afghanistan. 9.85 carats. **SOLD** Tourmaline, var: Dravite, yellow faceted with Pyrite inclusions, Afghanistan. 9.85 carats. **SOLD**

Tourmaline, var: Dravite, yellow faceted with Pyrite inclusions, Afghanistan. 9.85 carats. **SOLD**

Product Code: TRTR503
Units in Stock: 0
£95.00
** SOLD **

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 two large metallic Pyrite crystal inclusions.

Image 5 is a magnified view of the inclusion scene.

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.

weight:  9.85 carats
shape:   Mixed round cut
dimensions:   13.77 mm round, 8.90 mm deep
treatment:  None