Locality : Merelani Hills, Umba Valley Lelatema Mountains, Arusha Region, Tanzania
This world class gemstone is one of five stones that were cut from one piece of rough. The rough weighed an amazing 502 carats and featured the trichroism that only Tanzanite does............blue from one axis, violet from another, and red from the third axis. Only the best do this and this particular stone exhibited these characteristics straight out of the ground. The rough was dug up in Tanzania at the beginning of 2017 and we sent it directly to Chris Wolfsberg for cutting. Chris is one of the top cutters in the United States and has won multiple AGTA cutting awards and as you can see with this "fantasy shield" cut, he didn't hold back on this one.
The third picture shows the rough Tanzanite before it was cut.
This stone comes with a GIA identification report stating that it is natural Tanzanite.