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Tanzanite

 

Tanzanite



Tanzanite is a member of the Zoisite species and was originally discovered in Tanzania, from which it got it's name.  The finest specimens will be Sapphire blue with Purplish hues. Color can be enhanced by heating to 752 to 932 degrees F (400  to 400 degrees C) to remove any brown or yellowish tints and strengthen the blue hues. Tanzanite is only found Tanzania and Kenya.

Tanzanite Cut Gemstone
Tanzanite Cust Gemstone

Tanzanite Rough Gemstone
Tanzanite Crystals before cutting


STATS:
Color: Sapphire blue, violet, purplish
Mohs' Hardness Scale: 6.5 to 7.0
Density: 3.35
Transparency:  Transparent



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