Unusual design, resulting in a dark blue and violet gem. There are a number of inclusions on the larger end, you can see them well in the photos. They actually reflect a lot of color in that part of the gem, and none break the surface. The stone is on the darker side, hence the attractive price.
1 in stock
17.2 x 9.8 x 8.3
Possibly heated in the rough, we don't know for sure
Tanzaniteis believed to have been formed about 585 million years ago, but it was only discovered in 1967.
Geological research has indicated that the conditions responsible for creating Tanzanite were so unique that the chance of finding tanzanite in another part of the world is less than a million to one.
Tanzanite is exclusively found in Tanzania, East Africa in a remote area called Merelani, near foothills of Mountains Kilimanjaro.
The biggest Tanzanite in the world is a single large crystal 16,839 carats.
Tanzanite is official birthstone for December and the suggested gift for 24th wedding anniversary.