DENV08-16
Tanzanite
Miniature, 4.7 x 3.0 x 1.6 cm
Merelani Mines, Arusha, Tanzania
SOLD

This is a single sharp crystal with great gemminess as you can see (and these are hard to photo so if these pics give the idea, its BETTER in person). Note the trichroic color change that is most desired (blue, purple, red colors depending on the axis of light entry). For the size and condition, I think this is a bargain, something I picked up as a liquidation sale off of a gem dealer prior to the Denver show. It is hard to get large gemmy crystals of this size, and trichroic, without myself paying over $10,000. So although its all relative, I regard this as a decent bargain and investment in a full miniature-sized tanzie. You do not get such opportunities often with this gem species. Comes with custom base.