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Ravishing Tanzania Top Violet-Blue Iolite Round VS1

Listed In Category: Jewelry & Accessories > Loose Gems
Secondary Category: Collectibles > Other Collectibles
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Classified Id VWMXKVVO
Asking Price $ 8.99 USD per item
Quantity 1 item (new condition)
Tax Taxes are not applicable
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Seller will ship worldwide
$5.50 / Insurance Optional
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Payment in advance only
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Renewed Date19-Sep-2014 07:39:44 PM EST
Expiration Date 18-Nov-2014 07:39:44 PM EST
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Ncgems member since 13-apr-2008
View Greenville Classifieds Greenville, South Carolina, USA
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IDENTIFICATION: Iolite (Cordierite)
CARAT WEIGHT: approx. .25 carats
QTY. / CUT - SHAPE: 1 / Mixed - Round
MEASUREMENT: 4mm
COLOR / QUALITY: Violet-Blue / AAA+
CLARITY / TYPE: VS1 "eye clean" (10X) / TYPE II (excellent clarity for this material)
TREATMENTS / ENHANCEMENTS: "N" (no evidence of any enhancements to this stone)
ORIGIN: Tanzania, Africa
CERTIFICATE / REPORT #: 009118 / 009119
COMMENTS: An excellent substitute for Tanzanite without the high price of Tanzanite. The term "Water Sapphire" is a mis-leading name for Iolite.

Here is a impressive Tanzania Iolite my fellow members! This gem has a spectacular rich violet-blue color (tanzanite color) and exceptional clarity (especially for this type gem), & remarkable luster. The Tanzania iolite is by far one, if not the highest quality of iolite on the market these days due to it's lower yellowing and it's richer blues, violets, and purples. IT IS NOT VERY HARD TO FIND GEM QUALITY IOLITE STONES THAT ARE CUT IN LARGE SIZE STONES THAT CAN GO UP TO 4 OR 5 CARATS PER PIECE. HOWEVER THESE LARGE IOLITE GEMSTONES ARE GETTING TO BE RARER AS DEMAND INCREASES. THE RISING PRICES OF TANZANITE IS ONE REASON FOR THE RISING COST FOR IOLITE GEMS. IOLITE IS MORE DURABLE AS COMPARED TO TANZANITE THUS IOLITE JEWELRY HAS A BETTER LONGTERM DURABILITY AS COMPARED TO TANZANITE JEWELRY. FOR BUYERS WITHOUT ANY IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE OF GEMSTONES, IOLITE WOULD SEEM TO BE QUITE SIMILAR (ESPECIALLY IN COLOR DEPTH) TO TANZANITE AND MANY PEOPLE IN FACT MISTAKE IOLITE FOR TANZANITE.

Happy shopping! We are not new in the gem trade or auctioneering. We offer all natural gemstones, gem carvings, & facet/cab/specimen grade gem rough, with full disclosure of any enhancements known. We also offer excellent service in all aspects, secure packaging, and fast shipping. You will not be disappointed with this very fine gem!! Please realize that colors can slightly differ from monitor to monitor or with change of lighting (natural, fluorescent, full spectrum, or incandescent).

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