Zoisite v. Tanzanite

Zoisite v. Tanzanite

Price available upon request. $999,999.00
SKU:10766
Locality: Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mts, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania
Dimensions: 8.0 x 4.6 x 3.0 cm

Tanzanite, the gem purple variety of the mineral zoisite, has really come into it's own over the past few decades as one of the most desirable and popular colored gemstones. Coming from only one locality in the world, the Merelani Hills in Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania, this gem is as rare as it is treasured. This is a superb large Tanzanite crystal from collection of noted German collector Gerhard Wagner. This large crystal weighs 208.9 grams and has excellent color, luster, and form, with the classic steep-sided termination and striations the species is known for. Tanzanite crystals of this size and quality are very rare on the market today and this is a choice example of the species for the serious collector. Riley Owen photos.

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