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July 17, 2020Article 34- Tanzanite ValueQuick Guide to the value of Tranzanite!Tanzanite was discovered in the late 1960s and has quickly established itself as one of the premiergemstones in the world. Tanzanite is a pleochroic gem. This means it will show different colors whenviewed in different directions. This makes the cutting element a crucial part in determining the color theconsumer will see.In extraordinary tanzanites, the color is an intense violet-blue with red flashes of pleochroic color comingfrom within the stone. Untreated, tanzanite is typically brownish. The majority of blue tanzanites for saletoday owe their color to heat treatment. The majority of the tanzanite on the market have been heatedin some way, and it is challenging for gemological laboratories to determine whether a tanzanite is ornot. Being treated does not affect the value with tanzanite.The majority of the tanzanite sold for jewelry has inclusions, however they can only be seen undermagnification. An eye-visible inclusion will cause the value to drop. Inclusions that might pose durability

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