Gems: Hackmanite - Rhodochrosite

1.11 ct. Tanzanian Orange Kyanite

1.11 ct. Tanzanian Orange Kyanite

155.00
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  • Color:  Medium Dark Orange
  • Clarity:  Slightly Included
  • Origin:  Loliondo, Tanzania
  • Cut:  Rectangular Step
  • Treatments:  None
  • Measurements:  8.9 x 4 mm

Kyanite is known for blue and bluish-green gems, but nothing anywhere near these orange specimens has ever been discovered before.  This deposit has been producing Spessartine for a few years now and this discovery of Kyanite was a surprise to say the least.  While we have seen a reasonable amount of low grade material, the truly gemmy pieces are few and far between.  The color is excellent and the classic 'speck' inclusions are minimal and not distracting - there are none of the usual fractures at all.  Excellent, fresh cutting (an outstanding job for Kyanite!) and a very nice polish.  One of the best examples that we have had cut from this find.


$140 / carat - $155 total