Zoisite (Var: Tanzanite)
Miniature, 3.3 x 2.0 x 1.9 cm
Merelani Hills (Mererani), Lelatema Mts, Arusha Region, Tanzania
What can I say that the pics do not except that this is BETTER in person, of the very top quality for deep color and intense dichroism! It is glassy and gemmy as hell! Crystals like this, with such obvious facet rough value, are becoming incredibly hard to come by now as the supply of rough dwindles. Given the government monopoly on facet rough pricing over there now, this trend will only continue since they are selling cut stones for cheaper than outside dealers can buy rough and cut it themselves. 3.3 x 2.0 x 1.9 cm