4.5 carat tansinite loose stone

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Jewelry & Watches
Wasilla, Ak USA
Description from user:

It's flawless so condition is great it's round and the cut is perfect. I got a verbal assessment already. I also have 4 other stones one being an Aquamarine. So I'm trying to see if I could sell it because I'm opening a store.

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By Jonty C.
Sep 19, 13:13 UTC
Fair Market Value
$200 - $250 USD
Suggested Asking Price $450 USD
What does this mean?

An Unmounted Tanzanite, Modern
the round brilliant mixed-cut stone stated to weigh 4.5cts of dark navy blue colour.

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Tanzanite is the blue and violet variety of the mineral zoisite (a calcium aluminium hydroxyl sorosilicate), caused by small amounts of vanadium.[3] Tanzanite belongs to the epidote mineral group. Tanzanite is only found in Simanjiro District of Manyara Region in Tanzania, in a very small mining area approximately 7 km (4.3 mi) long and 2 km (1.2 mi) wide[4] near the Mererani Hills.[5]

Tanzanite is noted for its remarkably strong trichroism, appearing alternately blue, violet and burgundy depending on crystal orientation.[6] Tanzanite can also appear differently when viewed under different lighting conditions. The blues appear more evident when subjected to fluorescent light and the violet hues can be seen readily when viewed under incandescent illumination. In its rough state tanzanite is colored a reddish brown to clear, and it requires heat treatment to remove the brownish "veil" and bring out the blue violet of the stone.[7]

The gemstone was given the name 'tanzanite' by Tiffany & Co. after Tanzania, the country in which it was discovered. The scientific name of "blue-violet zoisite" was not thought to be sufficiently consumer friendly by Tiffany's marketing department, who introduced it to the market in 1968. In 2002, the American Gem Trade Association chose tanzanite as a December birthstone, the first change to their birthstone list since 1912.


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