Zoisite (Var: Tanzanite)
Merelani Hills (Mererani), Lelatema Mts, Arusha Region, Tanzania
Miniature, 3.3 x 2.6 x 1.5 cm
A very sculptural, glassy, lustrous, bright crystal with superb aesthetics! It is very gemmy and transparent in most parts. It shows excellent blue and purple colors along the a and b axes, but the c axis shows no red or brown hue, indicating that it is a crystal treated by heat to enhance the natural blue tones. 3.3 x 2.6 x 1.5 cm