1.77 ct. Purple Zoisite
|Color: Medium Dark Purple||Clarity: Eye Clean|
|Origin: Tanzania||Cut: Oval Portuguese|
|Treatments: None||Measurements: 8.1 x 6.1 mm|
We are always on the lookout for unusual shades of gem Zoisite. Not that we dislike Tanzanite, we just think the 'fancy' colors of Zoisite offer a great opportunity to acquire lovely gems that are many hundreds of times rare than there blue-violet brethren. This one is something special - a full deep purple stone without a hint of either of Tanzanite's traditional shades. Purple in Zoisite is almost always confined to a modifying role - there are purplish pinks out there for example. Never before have we found a stone that could visually pass for fine purple Sapphire - it is just that nice of a color. Great cutting and completely clean as well.
$475 / carat - $840 total