Tanzanite

Merelani Hills, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania
Miniature, 3.7 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm
Start Time: 09/16/2021 8:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/23/2021 6:55:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $580
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

Tanzanite is one of the most popular gems in the world, and fine crystals are fast becoming some of the most desirable gem crystals in the world. Here we have a beautiful, sharp, lustrous, very well-formed, gemmy blue and purple color crystal of Tanzanite. The crystal displays a wonderful steep "chisel"-shaped termination. Like nearly all Tanzanites you'll find on the market, this piece has been heated, but it's a perfectly safe an accepted practice, that actually enhances and stabilizes the color of the material. With that said, this piece still exhibits classic pleochroism (purple can be seen when looking across the "b" axis and blue along the "a" axis). There is a actually a bit of golden-hue that can be seen at the lower central core of the crystal, which is best seen when backlit. Very minor imperfections can be seen on the termination, and there is a small amount of embedded Graphite on the back, but the piece is complete on all sides and looks great from every direction. A very attractive and fine quality example of one of the most popular gem crystals in the world. Specimen weight is 12.0 grams. Priced in the inventory at $1,500.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $580 09/23/2021 6:47:05 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $555 09/23/2021 6:47:05 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $535 09/23/2021 6:42:39 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $510 09/23/2021 6:42:39 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $460 09/23/2021 12:26:44 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $450 09/23/2021 12:26:44 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $333 09/23/2021 12:26:30 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $323 09/23/2021 12:26:30 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $313 09/21/2021 3:52:57 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $303 09/21/2021 3:52:57 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $234 09/18/2021 4:10:06 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $224 09/18/2021 4:10:06 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $215 09/18/2021 3:40:30 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $205 09/18/2021 3:40:30 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $198 09/18/2021 3:40:06 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $188 09/18/2021 3:40:06 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $150 09/18/2021 7:58:38 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $140 09/18/2021 7:58:38 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $130 09/18/2021 2:00:20 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $120 09/17/2021 6:13:42 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $110 09/17/2021 6:07:30 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $100 09/17/2021 6:07:13 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $100 09/17/2021 6:07:13 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 09/17/2021 4:17:48 pm (CDT)
* Proxy Bid Battle: In the event of two customers inputting matching proxy bids, the leading bid goes to the earliest of the two proxy bids. Tie winners are shown in bold.