Morogoro, Tanzania
Gems, 6.36 mm, 1.09 ct
Start Time: 01/04/2024 7:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/11/2024 7:00:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

Vesuvianite is certainly a collector's gem, and fairly rare on the market, as it is only found in a few world localities in transparent material that produces good stones. With that said, a decent percentage of Vesuvianite stones are often rather dark in color, with a lot of undesirable brown or reddish-brown hues. A few years ago, we acquired a small parcel from Tanzania of some of the best color Vesuvianite that we've ever had for sale. The rough from which these gems were cut was actually mined in the early 2000s, and to the best of our knowledge, is no longer being found. For the most part, these gems will face up with a greenish hue, but depending on the light in which they're viewed, they will range in color from a golden-green shade to a honey-yellow color with flashes of yellow-green and orange-yellow here and there. Under halogen light they will look more gold, under fluorescent light they will look more green, and in sunlight, they typically show the best multi-color flash. None of them have a consistent color, and by that I mean, they are diverse in the amount of color they show. When you hold it in your hands, you will see the different colors I'm sure. This particular stone is a "Round" cut gem with some minor visible inclusions and great saturated color. If you're a rare stone collector, don't miss out on this one, as Vesuvianites like this are hard to find on the market.

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