|Elbaite||NMNH G9977-00||Minas Gerais, Brazil|
Elbaite is a colorful member of the tourmaline group of minerals. Often cut into gemstones, elbaite comes in many color-specific varieties, including indicolite (blue), rubellite (red), watermelon (pink surrounded by green), bi-colored (two colors in one crystal) and parti-colored (three or more colors in one crystal, also known as multicolored). Pictured here is a bicolored elbaite crystal and a 34.6 carat gem from Brazil.
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