Zoisite var: Tanzanite

D-Block Mine, Merelani Hills, Simanjiro Dist., Manyara, Tanzania
Thumbnail, 1.1 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm
Start Time: 03/16/2023 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 03/23/2023 6:50:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $225

Item Description

Tanzanite is the blue-purple variety of the mineral Zoisite, found exclusively in the Merelani Hills of Tanzania. Typically, Zoisite is a light yellow or greenish hue, but the presence of vanadium in Tanzanite crystals is what gives them the rich blue and purple hues. Tanzanite is one of the most popular gems in the world, and fine crystals are fast becoming some of the most desirable gem crystals / mineral specimen in the world. They are certainly among sought after minerals on the market these days. This piece is a wonderful thumbnail sized crystal of this beloved material, featuring a sharp, lustrous single prism with excellent gem clarity on the upper portion. No real damage that I can see, save the bottom where it detached from the pocket wall, but this is the case for virtually all Tanzanite crystals. The piece weighs 1.1 grams.

Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$225 03/23/2023 6:44:03 pm (CDT)
$215 03/21/2023 10:12:34 am (CDT)
$205 * 03/21/2023 10:12:24 am (CDT)
$205 * 03/21/2023 10:12:24 am (CDT)
$195 03/21/2023 10:12:04 am (CDT)
$185 03/21/2023 10:12:04 am (CDT)
$168 03/20/2023 11:49:35 am (CDT)
$158 03/19/2023 11:56:20 am (CDT)
$148 03/19/2023 11:56:09 am (CDT)
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$136 03/19/2023 11:56:03 am (CDT)
$126 03/19/2023 11:56:02 am (CDT)
$116 03/19/2023 8:00:21 am (CDT)
$106 03/18/2023 7:04:21 pm (CDT)
$103 03/18/2023 7:04:21 pm (CDT)
$96 03/18/2023 7:04:15 pm (CDT)
$86 03/18/2023 7:04:15 pm (CDT)
$76 03/18/2023 5:58:05 pm (CDT)
$66 03/18/2023 4:54:37 pm (CDT)
$56 03/18/2023 4:54:31 pm (CDT)
$51 03/18/2023 4:54:31 pm (CDT)
$46 03/18/2023 2:59:37 pm (CDT)
$41 03/18/2023 2:59:37 pm (CDT)
$40 03/18/2023 1:57:26 pm (CDT)
$35 03/18/2023 1:57:26 pm (CDT)
$30 03/18/2023 1:49:19 am (CDT)
$25 03/18/2023 1:48:59 am (CDT)
$21 03/18/2023 1:48:59 am (CDT)
$10 03/18/2023 12:07:30 am (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.