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G19 - Tsavorite SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 6.8 mm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/g19a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/g19b.jpg]

Round Tsavorite gemstone with superb color saturation. A smaller stone with lots of pop and eye appeal. High quality yet affordable. 1.5 carats, $500 per carat.


G20 - Spinel SOLD
Mahenge, Tanzania
thumbnail - 10.1 x 7.3 mm


Spinel from Mahenge, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/g20a.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/g20b.jpg]

Hot pink Spinel with the top color for this find from 2007/2008. Current production is down and is mostly producing purple/red colors. These hot pink stones are highly coveted. A real stunner! Highly recommended! 2.84 carats, $1,000 per carat.


G21 - Spinel SOLD
Mahenge, Tanzania
thumbnail - 9.2 x 6.8 mm


Spinel from Mahenge, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/g21a.jpg] Spinel from Mahenge, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/g21b.jpg]

Hot pink Spinel with the top color for this find from 2007/2008. Current production is down and mostly producing purple/red colors. These hot pink stones are highly coveted and sell very fast. 1.89 carats, $500 per carat.


G22 - Sphene SOLD
Madagascar
thumbnail - 17.1 x 12.3 mm


Sphene from Madagascar [db_pics/pics/g22a.jpg] Sphene from Madagascar [db_pics/pics/g22b.jpg] Sphene from Madagascar [db_pics/pics/g22c.jpg]

Yellow/green Sphene in fancy trilliant cut. A large stone with excellent color saturation and the high dispersion Sphene is known for. 10.35 carats, $300 per carat.


G23 - Tourmaline SOLD
Mozambique
thumbnail - 13.8 x 9.1 mm


Tourmaline from Mozambique [db_pics/pics/g23a.jpg] Tourmaline from Mozambique [db_pics/pics/g23b.jpg]

Fine blue Tourmaline with intense coloration. Mozambique is currently producing some of the best cut Tourmaline in the world. 6.13 carats, $751 per carat.


G24 - Chrome Tourmaline SOLD
Tanzania
thumbnail - 8.8 x 7.5 mm


Chrome Tourmaline from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/g24a.jpg] Chrome Tourmaline from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/g24b.jpg]

Deep green cushion cut gemstone. Incredibly rich color, well cut and well proportioned. This would make an excellent ringstone or perfect for a rough-and-cut pairing. "Chrome Tourmaline" is actually a vanadium rich Uvite/Dravite. This has nearly the same color as Tsavorite, but costs a fraction of what a comparably colored Tsavorite would cost. The color is much better in person - the photos turned out drab, dark green while in person it is much brighter and a little lighter (it's the upper right stone in the group photo on first page). 2.50 carats, $500 per carat.


G25 - Rhodolite SOLD
Tanzania
thumbnail - 16.9 x 13.4 mm


Rhodolite from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/g25a.jpg] Rhodolite from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/g25b.jpg]

Large pink Garnet, known in the gem trade as "Raspberry Rhodolite". This stone has excellent color for the size, which normaly get very dark red in color when they reach this size. 17.49 carats, $150 per carat.


G26 - Rhodolite SOLD
Tanzania
thumbnail - 16.5 x 13.0 mm


Rhodolite from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/g26a.jpg]

Large pink Garnet, known in the gem trade as "Raspberry Rhodolite". This stone has excellent color for the size, which normaly get very dark red in color when they reach this size. 19.29 carats, $150 per carat.



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