Gemstones!

We are proud to offer this fine selection of gemstones, all beauties that stand out for their quality, larger size (like a 6.16 carat Tsavorite), and/or rarity and collectability (check out the fantastic color change Garnets!).  These are suitable as investments, for jewelry applications, for pairing in rough and cut sets, or simply as collectables, all guaranteed to be real and authentic. These come on consignment from a wholesale gem dealer friend, who gets many straight from the mine owners themselves.

I have to say I am a better mineral photographer than a gem photographer and all the gems will be MUCH better in person than the photos indicate.  I could not seem to pick up the bright reflections from the facets and many, such as the lighter Tsavorites and the Chrysoberyls are much darker in the photos than in person.  I included the photo below of most of the gems in their boxes to show their relative size and color.

 
   


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G2 - Chrysoberyl SOLD
Tunduru Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 10 mm


Chrysoberyl from Tunduru Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/g2a.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Tunduru Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/g2b.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Tunduru Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/g2c.jpg]

Superb Chrysoberyl in a square cushion cut. Very saturated color, one of the top stones from entire 2010 production at the mine. Bright, lively stone with good polish, highly recommended. Not as dark as photos indicate, it is a bright lemon yellow color, very good. 6.67 carats, $315 per carat.


G3 - Chrysoberyl SOLD
Tunduru Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 16.6 x 12.3 mm


Chrysoberyl from Tunduru Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/g3a.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Tunduru Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/g3b.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Tunduru Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/g3c.jpg]

Superb Chrysoberyl stone with a greenish yellow color, which my source says is unusual and that this is "a stone of a lifetime". This is suitable as either an impressive, unique pendant or as a collector/investment stone. Very saturated color, one of the top stones from entire 2010 production at the mine. Bright, lively stone with good polish, highly recommended. 11.32 carats, $780 per carat.


G4 - Chrysoberyl SOLD
Tunduru Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 14.8 x 13.1 mm


Chrysoberyl from Tunduru Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/g4a.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Tunduru Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/g4b.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Tunduru Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/g4c.jpg] Chrysoberyl from Tunduru Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/g4d.jpg]

Superb Chrysoberyl with very saturated color, one of the top stones from entire 2010 production at the mine and one of our very favorites of the lot. A special gemstone, excellent for the species. Color is much better in person with the classic yellow/green color of Chrysoberyl. Bright, lively stone with good polish, highly recommended. 13.58 carats, $650 per carat.


G5 - Vanadium Chrysoberyl SOLD
Tunduru Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 12.7 x 9.3 mm


Vanadium Chrysoberyl from Tunduru Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/g5a.jpg] Vanadium Chrysoberyl from Tunduru Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/g5b.jpg]

Exceedingly rare Vanadium rich Chrysoberyl which gives a green coloration to the stone. Bright, lively stone well cut with good polish. A highly recommended rare collector gem, only one in thousands fromt he mine are vanadium rich. 9.38 carats, $720 per carat.


G6 - Color change Garnet SOLD
Madagascar
thumbnail - 12.3 x 9.0 mm


Color change Garnet from Madagascar [db_pics/pics/g6a.jpg] Color change Garnet from Madagascar [db_pics/pics/g6b.jpg]

Oval color change Garnet with an Alexandrite like color change from purple to blue. A superb collector item as this material is rare with only sporadic production. My source says the largest stone of this material he has ever heard of is 9 carats, and that this 5.5 carat stone is considered a very large one. The Madagascar stones are know for rutile inclusions, which can be seen in this stone under magnification.5.5 carats, $2000 per carat.


G7 - Color change Garnet SOLD
Madagascar
thumbnail - 7.3 x 5.8 mm


Color change Garnet from Madagascar [db_pics/pics/g7a.jpg]

Pear shaped color change Garnet with a good color change from purple to blue. A superb collector item as this material is rare with only sporadic production. The Madagascar stones are know for rutile inclusions, which can be seen in this stone under magnification.1.39 carats, $500 per carat.


G8 - Color change Garnet SOLD
Madagascar
thumbnail - 7.3 mm


Color change Garnet from Madagascar [db_pics/pics/g8a.jpg] Color change Garnet from Madagascar [db_pics/pics/g8b.jpg]

Color change Garnet with a good color change from purple to blue. A superb collector item as this material is rare with only sporadic production. The Madagascar stones are know for rutile inclusions, which can be seen in this stone under magnification.1.94 carats, $500 per carat.


G9 - Color change Garnet SOLD
Madagascar
thumbnail - 10.6 x 7.1 mm


Color change Garnet from Madagascar [db_pics/pics/g9a.jpg]

Oval shaped color change Garnet with a good color change from purple to blue. A superb collector item as this material is rare with only sporadic production. The Madagascar stones are know for rutile inclusions, which can be seen in this stone under magnification. 3.38 carats, $1500 per carat.


G10 - Color change Garnet SOLD
Madagascar
thumbnail - 9.0 x 7.8 mm


Color change Garnet from Madagascar [db_pics/pics/g10a.jpg] Color change Garnet from Madagascar [db_pics/pics/g10b.jpg]

Heart shaped color change Garnet with a good color change from purple to blue. A superb collector item as this material is rare with only sporadic production. The Madagascar stones are know for rutile inclusions, which can be seen in this stone under magnification. 3.07 carats, $1500 per carat.


G11 - Color change Garnet SOLD
Madagascar
thumbnail - 10.8 x 5.6 mm


Color change Garnet from Madagascar [db_pics/pics/g11a.jpg] Color change Garnet from Madagascar [db_pics/pics/g11b.jpg]

Marquis shaped color change Garnet with a good color change from purple to blue. A superb collector item as this material is rare with only sporadic production. The Madagascar stones are know for rutile inclusions, which can be seen in this stone under magnification. 2.66 carats, $1000 per carat.


G12 - Umbalite Garnet SOLD
Umba River Region, Tanzania
thumbnail - 14.7 x 11.6 mm


Umbalite Garnet from Umba River Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/g12a.jpg] Umbalite Garnet from Umba River Region, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/g12b.jpg]

Raspberry red Garnet with superb color. A real attention getter of a gem with tons of eye appeal. Large sized stone that retains it's bright coloration (doesn't get too dark). 11.54 carats, $250 per carat.


G13 - Tsavorite SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 9.9 x 7.0 mm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/g13a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/g13b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/g13c.jpg]

Fine, oval shaped Tsavorite with superb color saturation. Stunning color that would make a unique ringstone or a prestigious addition to a rare stone suite. 3.16 carats, $1503 per carat.


G15 - Tsavorite SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 12.4 x 10.7 mm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/g15a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/g15b.jpg]

Fine, oval shaped Tsavorite. A bright and lively stone that is not too dark and of a a large size for Tsavorite. A real stunner and one our favorites of the lot. The color is much better in person, a crisp minty green. 8.82 carats, $900 per carat.


G16 - Tsavorite SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 15.2 x 9.9 mm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/g16a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/g16b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/g16c.jpg]

Fine, pear shaped Tsavorite. A bright and lively stone that is not too dark and would make a superb pendant or a fabulous addition to a rare gemstone collection. The color is much better in person, a crisp minty green color, much brighter than photos. Large size for Tsavorite. 7.22 carats, $900 per carat.


G17 - Tsavorite SOLD
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
thumbnail - 15.2 x 9.9 mm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/g17a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/g17b.jpg]

Fine, round Tsavorite with A bright and lively light green color that offers the chance to obtain a fine nearly 3 carat Tsavorite at and affordable price. Better than photos, color in person is a bright minty green, not so dark as the photos. 2.92 carats, $600 per carat.



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