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    FINE LARGE GEMSTONE: UNTREATED DEEP BLUE TANZANITE - 26.23 CT.
    Tanzania

    Here we have a spectacular deep blue Tanzanite. Even though blue is one of the more traditional hues for this stone, there is nothing ordinary about this hefty 26.23 carat gemstone. Tanzanite's richness of color in the gem world is unique: riding between the hues of a fine Sapphire blue and a rich Amethyst purple, Tanzanite has no equal. This oval cut Tanzanite exhibits that fine color balance. What makes this particular stone unique is that it has not been heat treated - when viewed in the correct lighting conditions, the stone actually exhibits red coloration. This is a clear indication that there has been no heat treatment. The rarely seen "third color": warm peach color shading into red is still detectable when viewed from one direction. This fine, large gemstone exhibits a deep pavilion and Portuguese cut and is in excellent condition.
    Measurements: 19.9 x 14.7 mm, 26.23 ct.


    Estimate: $20,000 - $25,000.

    Condition Report*: Condition report available upon request.
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    Auction Dates
    September, 2014
    28th Sunday
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