Tanzanite (rough and cut set)
B-Block Mine, Merelani, Lelatema Mts, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania
Thumbnail, 2.7 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm (Crystal), 12.94 ct (Gem)

2.7 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm (Specimen); 12.94 carats; 14.56 x 13.06 mm (Gem) - A beautiful rough and cut set of gem Tanzanite (a variety of Zoisite) from the only place in the world where it's found. Tanzanite crystals and gems are among the most sought after and "in-demand" items every year, and Tanzanites are often the most popular colored gem in the stone trade every year. The combination of the amazing color and exclusivitely to only coming from one part of the world really makes it so special, no matter what form you find it. This set fatures a wonderfully sharp, lustrous, well-formed, tapered, multi-colored crystal of Taznanite with a stunning, rich purplish-blue color, "Modified Brilliant Cushion" cut gem with nearly eye clean clarity and high brilliance. At this price, the specimen is basically free with the fine gem value alone.