Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
Thumbnail, 2.1 x 1.6 x 1.5 cm
This is a luscious apple-green, lustrous, translucent, crystal of grossular var. tsavorite, a rare and beautiful member of the garnet family. The crystal size and quality is exceptional for a specimen tsavorite - usually they are smaller and rougher! This 44.84 carat thumbnail is an example of the beauty and color that has made it rival emeralds in jewelry. Some dings to the back, but the display face is pristine and incredibly sharp! It was originally priced at $100 per carat as gem rough, yikes! Luckily I got a "specimen pricing" on this lot. NOTE THIS IS BETTER In PERSON! IT IS HARD TO CONVEY THE QUALITY In PICS - IT GLOWS In PERSON!