Tanzanite!

Ten exceptional Tanzanite, some of the very best I have ever acquired. I have looked at thousands of Tanzanite crystals and these are all in the top percentile in terms of quality, clarity, and/or color.

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AF710 - Tanzanite $ 12000 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.2 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af710a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af710b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af710c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af710d.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af710e.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af710f.jpg]

Double peak termination Tanzanite crystal with good trichroic coloration. Good sized crystal of blue and purple colors when viewed on the sides with a great red color down the top. The red color even spills out the front when lit from beneath. This crystal stands out for its interesting form, good size, and a richer red color than most. Top, front, and sides perfect, backside has a natural contact where some graphite intergrew. Gemmy and bright, excellent crystal.


AF711 - Tanzanite SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 1.8 x 0.8 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af711a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af711b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af711c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af711d.jpg]

Highly gemmy Tanzanite crystal with good trichroic coloration. Light in color as many of these very gemmy ones are, but almost entirely pure cutting rough quality gem Tanzanite. Good sized crystal of blue and purple colors when viewed on the sides with a light orang/red color down the top. Complete and undamaged, perfect on all sides except a small irregularity near the top of the backside where the growth was altered a bit due to the presence of Graphite. Teh fractue about two thirds down the crystal is very shallow and does not extend into the crystal a significant distance.. Gemmy and bright, excellent crystal.


AF712 - Tanzanite $ 7000 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
small cabinet - 4.2 x 2.6 x 0.9 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af712a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af712b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af712c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af712d.jpg]

Superb, gemmy crystal from the pocket or zone that produced these green and blue striped crystals over the past year or so. The crystal is wide and thin showing a central blue stripe up the center of the mai face with green zones on either side. Viewed through the side it is a deep purple color with a red/purple up the C-axis. There is very minor chipping along the termination - do not be fooled by the many litle growth hillocks on the crystal faces near the termination which can give the impression of damage in the photos. This is a top notch crystal, amazingly gemmy and bright.


AF713 - Tanzanite $ 5000 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 0.8 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af713a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af713b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af713c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af713d.jpg]

Outstanding thumbnail of 100% gem Tanzanite, virtually no internal fractures or imperfections and good trichroic coloration. Uniform, blocky shape that does not taper towards the termination. There are a few tiny dings on edges, but as you can see, this is one heck of a fine crystal.


AF714 - Tanzanite $ 3200 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 3.4 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af714a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af714b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af714c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af714d.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af714e.jpg]

Thick, richly colored Tanzanite crystal with good trichroic coloration. Good sized crystal of blue and purple colors when viewed on the sides with intense red color down the top. There are a couple dings along one edge, but the other aspects greatly outweigh this imperfection - you get alot of color and size for the buck with this one.


AF715 - Tanzanite $ 12000 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
miniature - 4.4 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af715a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af715b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af715c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af715d.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af715e.jpg]

Top quality Tanzanite crystal displaying an amazing 4 colors inone crystal - one faces shows purple, the other blue and green, and a good red visible down teh C-axis. Aside from the great color, this one is VERY gemmy. There are natural growth hillocks and indentations on the termination faces that show the blue and green color. Only one tiny ding present at the very edge of a small growth indentation at the termination, perhaps 0.5 mm in size. A top quality crystal!!


AF716 - Tanzanite $ 5000 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.3 x 0.7 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af716a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af716b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af716c.jpg]

100% gem Tanzanite crystal with superb, bright luster. This is a great thumbnail Tanzanite with alot of "pop" or "it factor" going for it - it just stands out among others. Pictured in the Minerlogical Record Merelani issue, Figure 112, page 396. Undamaged, excellent crystal.


AF717 - Tanzanite $ 2300 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 1.2 x 0.9 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af717a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af717b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af717c.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af717d.jpg]

This amazing thumbnail is virtually 100% clean facet quality Tanzanite. Great luster and undamaged. Top color and perfect shape for cutting, you cannot ignore the gem rough value in thispiece. At 3.5 grams in weight, with rough of this quality selling for $500/gram, you get a fine, undamaged crystal for nearly the same price as a comparible chunk of facet rough.


AF718 - Tanzanite $ 400 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.7 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af718a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af718b.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af718c.jpg]

Gem quality trichroic crystal. Blocky form with interestingly shaped termination, undamaged.


AF719 - Tanzanite $ 300 SOLD
Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 1.8 x 0.9 x 0.35 cm


Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af719a.jpg] Tanzanite from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mtns., Arusha Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/af719b.jpg]

Gem quality trichroic crystal. Aside fromt eh exceptional transparency, what makes this crystal interesting is the numerous phantom growth lines which I rarely see in Tanzanite crystals. Top luster and undamaged.



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