Gems: Amethyst - Fluorite

Gems below are listed in alphabetical order by species.  Please click either the photo or information below for more details or to order.

0.53 ct. Tanzanian Magnesio-Axinite

0.53 ct. Tanzanian Magnesio-Axinite

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  • Color:  Medium Light Violetish-Purple/Pink
  • Clarity:  Slightly Included
  • Origin:  Merelani, Tanzania
  • Cut:  Diamond Step
  • Treatments:  None
  • Measurements:  7.1 x 5.7 mm

We are always striving to find superior examples of this lovely, but very problematic gem material.  These gems come from the Tanzanite mining area around Merelani and the vast majority of Mg-Axinite found is heavily included - any facet grade fragment is rare and clean gems are nearly impossible to source.  Anything that approaches eye clean and shows a degree of brilliance is a rare find indeed.  The thin veil in this stone is low relief and the gem is indeed quite brilliant.  The color changes from violetish-purple in daylight to pink in incandescent light - a sometimes subtle but very noticeable and unusual change.  These are not getting any easier to find.

$385 total