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