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Tanzanite opinions (again!)

justginger

Ideal_Rock
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I'm still on a bit of a tanzanite kick and was hoping for some opinions on a stone. I've literally looked and looked for the last couple of weeks and the ONLY stone I've seen that has really stuck in my head is a) much bigger than I wanted and b) quite a bit more expensive than I imagined.

What do you guys think, a nice stone or not? Having only just discovered this gem and unable to see good examples IRL, I'd like someone with a bit of experience to let me know where it falls in the range of tanz desirability. :bigsmile:

http://www.paraibainternational.com/product_info.php?product=957
 

Tanzigrrl

Brilliant_Rock
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Sep 17, 2010
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I bought my largest and finest tanzanite (also a cushion cut) from Adam at PI. I think his selection is great and he's a pleasure to work with. As for the stone you have picked out, it looks nice in the photos and from what I saw of his stones in real life, the pictures are fairly true to life.
 

Pandora II

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Looks VERY nice.

I have a personal preference for a lot of violet in tanzanite, the market prefers a more constant blue so I would say that this is a very fine colour.
 

Arkteia

Ideal_Rock
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Just saw the stone... I like it. It seems that Paraiba has a very nice selection of good-quality stones.
 

jstarfireb

Ideal_Rock
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Mar 24, 2007
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Looks beautifully saturated and well-cut!
 

kimber418

Shiny_Rock
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Jun 27, 2010
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I love tanzanite. I own one 5ct pear shape and love it. The one you featured is beautiful. Are you thinking of a pendant or ring?
Either would be gorgeous!
 
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