Precious gems

Tanzanite

Tanzanite

NameTanzanite
Weight (ct)11.72
Colorblue
Shapeoval
Dimensions (LxWxH)14.6x12.2x9.4

This tanzanite has a bright blue color and a large size. The clarity is high enough for it being outstanding but still maintains enough inclusions so that it will always be recognized as a natural stone. It was cut in an oval shape and its dimensions are 14.6 mm in length, 12.2 mm in maximum width and 9.4 mm in height. It was heated to eliminate its brownish tint and competes among the most bluish stones in the world. An old deposit in Africa which was mined by people from Idar-Oberstein yielded such intense blue tanzanites. After the tanzanite foundation dissolved the grading statutes were kept so in grading tanzanites (look for labs doing this) this stone receives the best grading “triple A”, meaning excellent color, shape and eye clarity and the best color grading “IB” standing for intense blue.