SUPER RARE vintage Tanzania color change faceted magnesio axinite FLUORESCENT .72ct cut in Germany magnesioaxinite

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SUPER RARE vintage Tanzania color change faceted magnesio axinite FLUORESCENT .72ct cut in Germany magnesioaxinite

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Item details

Vintage from before 2000

Material

magnesioaxinite

Dimensions

Carat weight: 0.72

Here is an extremely rare gemstone, magnesio-axinite, from the Merelani region in Tanzania where tanzanite comes from. The most common form of axinite is ferro-axinite (iron rich) and it is usually brown. Magnesium rich axinite like this can be pink, lavender, light blue, gray, or colorless. Many show a color change from lavender or pink in incandescent light to blue or gray in daylight. Many will fluoresce orange in long wave ultraviolet light. I and my magnesioaxinites were written up in Gems and Gemology in the Winter 2007 issue, this stone was mentioned in the article as it was one of the stones I sent the GIA for the write up, I uploaded a scan of the article. It still has the number sticker on the bag it is stored in that the GIA put on it. I bought this stone for my personal collection in 2003 and it came in an old gem paper that indicated it was cut in Idar Oberstein in the 1980s.

This stone weighs 0.72 carats, it measures 4.8 x 5mm, and is included as is typical for this material though it is better in person than in the photos. It fluoresces well as you can see in the photos, and while I got very little to no color change (the first photo was daylight adjusted fluorescent lights the second photo was incandescent lights) for the camera in person it does go from a gray blue in daylight to a more pinkish lavender in incandescent light. If you are at all familiar with the Swarovski crystal color alexandrite the color change of that crystal is just like axinite-mg.

As far as mangesio axinites go this one is so super cool because of it being vintage, cut in Idar Oberstein, and mentioned in the G&G write up.

Don't be fooled by other sellers. I see so many people on eBay selling what they call magnesio axinite but in reality it is just ferro-axinite. I had the write up for this material in Gems and Gemology in the Winter 2007 issue, I know magnesioaxinite.

As always, domestic shipping is free.
Here is an extremely rare gemstone, magnesio-axinite, from the Merelani region in Tanzania where tanzanite comes from. The most common form of axinite is ferro-axinite (iron rich) and it is usually brown. Magnesium rich axinite like this can be pink, lavender, light blue, gray, or colorless. Many show a color change from lavender or pink in incandescent light to blue or gray in daylight. Many will fluoresce orange in long wave ultraviolet light. I and my magnesioaxinites were written up in Gems and Gemology in the Winter 2007 issue, this stone was mentioned in the article as it was one of the stones I sent the GIA for the write up, I uploaded a scan of the article. It still has the number sticker on the bag it is stored in that the GIA put on it. I bought this stone for my personal collection in 2003 and it came in an old gem paper that indicated it was cut in Idar Oberstein in the 1980s.

This stone weighs 0.72 carats, it measures 4.8 x 5mm, and is included as is typical for this material though it is better in person than in the photos. It fluoresces well as you can see in the photos, and while I got very little to no color change (the first photo was daylight adjusted fluorescent lights the second photo was incandescent lights) for the camera in person it does go from a gray blue in daylight to a more pinkish lavender in incandescent light. If you are at all familiar with the Swarovski crystal color alexandrite the color change of that crystal is just like axinite-mg.

As far as mangesio axinites go this one is so super cool because of it being vintage, cut in Idar Oberstein, and mentioned in the G&G write up.

Don't be fooled by other sellers. I see so many people on eBay selling what they call magnesio axinite but in reality it is just ferro-axinite. I had the write up for this material in Gems and Gemology in the Winter 2007 issue, I know magnesioaxinite.

As always, domestic shipping is free.

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