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Tsarstone collectors guide

Attractive Tanzanian Chrysoberyl Heart.

For such a hard and durable material chrysoberyl is relatively obscure and the low prices don't seem to reflect its utility as a gemstone.

Attractive Tanzanian Chrysoberyl Heart.

Grade Score 6 / 10

Color
Very good (4/5)
Cut
Good (3/5)
Carat
Medium (3/5)
Clarity
Very good (4/5)
Rarity
Hard to find (3/5)

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Detail identification and grading report
Identification
Type: Natural
Species: Chrysoberyl
Variety: Chrysoberyl
Origin: Tunduru, Ruvuma, Ruvuma Region, Tanzania
Hardness: 8.5
Density: 3.75
RI-1: 1.741
RI-2: 1.76
Enhancements
Variety of work: Faceted
Designation: A (Not currently known to be enhanced)
Color
Color light source: Cool daylight
Color description: YG/GY*4/4 (medium light yellow green or green yellow)
Phenomena: Pleochroism Strong (65%-69%)
Clarity
Clarity type: Eye clean (Type I)
Transparency: Transparent
Cut
Shape: Heart
Cut style: Step
Symmetry: Good
Brilliance: Exceptional
Polish: Exceptional
Size
Width: 8.20 mm
Length: 8.40 mm
Depth: 5.10 mm
Weight: 2.49 cts
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