5.17 ct. Tanzanian Moonstone
As if often the case,
this rough was available for a brief period several years back and has now
largely disappeared from the market. What makes this Tanzanian material so
attractive is balance between the
silvery-white bodycolor and the bright, broad blue flash that is
so associated with these. What is more, the orientation
is just right; turn the stone just a few degrees off-center and there is the
flash, no need to turn the gem to a strong angle or upside down to see it!
Nice size, very translucent and a precision US cut as well.