JWL16-62
Zoisite var. Yellow Tanzanite
Toenail, 2.9 x 2.2 x 1.2 cm
Merelani Mines, Arusha Region, Tanzania
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This crystal is an incredibly glassy Tanzanite, and for gemminess and luster it would certainly rank high on the charts. It has an uncommon, greenish-yellow color to it that is mesmerizing, with a glassiness that adds to the effect. So-called "Yellow Tanzanite" of this quality is quite rare. At 15.88 grams and about an inch in size, it is a perfect thumbnail. Complete (save for the base, of course) and pristine all around, it is even better in person.