Purple is an unusual color for tourmaline, so I wondered whether the piece would be as interesting as it looked. It is! The design is interesting too--the crystals are pierced lengthwise, so the interest of the crystal form is preserved, as well as the natural striation. The piece could work for both relaxed and more formal occasions. Would like earrings to match!
My best friend just opened this today as her birthday gift, and she loved it! Turns out watermelon tourmaline is one of her favorite minerals. As a geologist, I love this artist's jewelry for the wonderful minerals it incorporates!