Tanzanite (Yellow)
Thumbnail, 2.5 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm
Merelani Mine, Arusha, Tanzania
This crystal is an incredibly glassy tanzanite, for luster in the top percentile of the charts. It has a rare, straw-yellow color to it that is mesmerizing, if pastel in hue. So-called "Yellow tanzanite" in this quality is quite rare. At 31 carats (just over 6 grams) and about an inch in size, it is a perfect thumbnail, and is also complete and pristine all around.