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TANGANYIKA TRADING -1

Buying and Selling Department

Hilmar Bosch
P.O.Box 650
HILTON 3245
KwaZulu-Natal
REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

email: boschgem@telkomsa.net


Cell +27 -(0) 79 557 0390


Welcome to the Tanganyika Trading section of African Gemstones! Although Logan is in charge of the African Gemstone lists, I still like to keep an interest in the business and consequently am involved in the buying of rough as well as managing the Tanganyika Trading section. African Gemstones, as you well know, offers a large variety of individual stones whereas Tanganyika Trading is geared to larger individual investment grade stones, and, parcels of rough which would be of interest to the commercial cutter. All stones on the Tanganyika site are in South Africa and will be sent directly from here.

Latest News...............
Policy changes - Ordering from the Tanganyika Trading lists? If you are in the USA or Canada, payments can be made direct to Logan although the orders will still be sent from South Africa. Not located in these two countries? Payments to be made either to our bankers in South Africa, or, The Channel Islands (very useful if you are located in the EU). However, if you are also ordering from African Gemstones, you can combine both amounts and still send to Logan. Unfortunately, new legislation from the States no longer allows us to operate an off-shore company in the country and sell internally. Hence the move to the Channel Islands!

PLEASE TAKE NOTE : Images - Click on any of the images on the Tanganyika Trading-1 and 2 list for a larger size.

Hello to you all,

Slowly, slowly, Tanzania is returning to accepting the fact that they need to export rough (this, after a full year of
setting an embargo on all rough exports) but, it will take some time for many of the mines to start producing again. And, large stones (10 cts and over) in Sapphire, Tanzanite, Spinel, Green Garnet, Chrome Tourmaline will still not be allowed for export.
And, slowly, slowly, 'yours truly' (that's ME), is edging closer to retirement (anyone out there interested in buying the business??) and, I would ask you to take full note of many 'bargain' deals shown on the Tanganyika Trading 2 list. Especially, note the Fossil Fish from Mahenga. These are totally unique, they are the oldest known Cichlid fish fossils known, (I believe we have the only specimens allowed to be sold) and are exceptionally well preserved. Many of them show the remains of fish scales and bones!! THESE ARE NO LONGER ALLOWED OUT OF TANZANIA!!!

Take note of the parcels of cut, faceted stones, all old stock from our original jewellery shop in Zimbabwe where we manufactured jewellery, faceted stones, made mineral 'eggs', ashtrays, carved 'ducks', exported facet rough to Germany and tons of tumbling grade materials to the USA. This material is from a good 40 - 50 years ago. I need to clear these goods, and, they are offered at a really knockdown price.
A new 'silky' Scapolite has been found in Tanzania, have a look at the color. It should cut some very interesting - and very attractive- cabs with a great 'sheen'. A good number of Umba Sapphire parcels are on offer, the last of my Amethyst from Uruguay, and odd parcels of stones I have had floating around.

Happy Cutting!!

Hilmar and Tamzin


PLATE "Tanganyika Trading 1"
Please remember to mention PLATE "Tanganyika Trading 1" when ordering from this list
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            Tanzanite Crystal Ref. XT/1
Tanzanian in origin, this is a very pretty crystal, nicely terminated and good shape.
The dimensions are as follows-
width 8.00 mm x length 26.00 mm x depth 7.00 mm
The crystal weighs 18.63 cts.
  Priced at just $65.00 for the crystal
Now beat that for value!
            Tanzanite Crystal Ref. XT/2
Tanzanian in origin, this is a very pretty crystal, nicely terminated and good shape.
The dimensions are as follows-
width 10.00 mm x length 29.00 mm x depth 8.00 mm
The crystal weighs 23.66 cts.
  Priced at just $65.00 for the crystal
Now beat that for value!
            Tanzanite Crystal Ref. XT/3
Tanzanian in origin, this is a very pretty crystal, nicely terminated and good shape.
The dimensions are as follows-
width 9.00 mm x length 17.00 mm x depth 8.00 mm
The crystal weighs 15.85 cts.
  Priced at just $65.00 for the crystal
Now beat that for value!
            Tanzanite Crystal Ref. XT/4
Tanzanian in origin, this is a very pretty crystal, nicely terminated and good shape.
The dimensions are as follows-
width 10.00 mm x length 21.00 mm x depth 8.00 mm
The crystal weighs 17.58 cts.
  Priced at just $65.00 for the crystal
Now beat that for value!
            Tanzanite Crystal Ref. XT/5
Tanzanian in origin, this is a very pretty crystal, nicely terminated and good shape.
The dimensions are as follows-
width 11.00 mm x length 15.00 mm x depth 6.00 mm
The crystal weighs 12.35 cts.
  Priced at just $65.00 for the crystal
Now beat that for value!
           

Green Garnet Ref. GR/5
Tanzanian in origin, this is a very pretty stone indeed, with excellent color and shape.
The dimensions are as follows-
width10.00 mm x length 10.50 mm x depth 6.00 mm
Best suited for a cushion-cut, the stone is graded AA+ and weighs 7.56 cts.
  Priced at just $115.00 per carat, a total of $865.00
Now beat that for value! SOLD

 

            Umba Garnet Ref. UG/19
A very pretty stone, showing a medium-light red with an orange-pink tone
Tanzania is r
enowned for its unusual colors in Garnet
The dimensions are as follows-
width 15.00 mm x length 19.00 mm x depth 11.00 mm
The stone is graded AAA and weighs 37.27 cts.
  Priced at just $6.00 per carat, a total of $224.00
Now beat that for value!
            Umba Garnet Ref. UG/26
A very pretty stone, showing a medium-light red with an orange-pink tone
Tanzania is r
enowned for its unusual colors in Garnet
The dimensions are as follows-
width 12.00 mm x length 21.00 mm x depth 11.00 mm
The stone is graded AAA and weighs 30.92 cts.
  Priced at just $6.00 per carat, a total of $186.00
Now beat that for value!
            Umba Garnet Ref. UG/27
A very pretty stone, showing a medium-light red with an orange-pink tone
Tanzania is r
enowned for its unusual colors in Garnet
The dimensions are as follows-
width 15.00 mm x length 18.00 mm x depth 10.00 mm
The stone is graded AAA and weighs 28.88 cts.
  Priced at just $6.00 per carat, a total of $173.00
Now beat that for value!
            Umba Garnet Ref. UG/28
A very pretty stone, showing a medium-light red with an orange-pink tone
Tanzania is r
enowned for its unusual colors in Garnet
The dimensions are as follows-
width 14.00 mm x length 25.00 mm x depth 10.00 mm
The stone is graded AAA and weighs 48.21 cts.
  Priced at just $6.00 per carat, a total of $289.00
Now beat that for value! SOLD
            Malaia Color-Change Garnet Ref. MR/18- daylight
Tanzanian in origin, and, a very interesting stone indeed, showing an excellent color-change from a 'spessartite' orange-brown to a rich red. This photo shows the stone in daylight.
The dimensions are as follows-
width 13.00 mm x length 14.00 mm x depth 9.00 mm
Best suited for a oval-cut, the stone is graded AAA and weighs 18.98 cts.
  Priced at just $46.00 per carat, a total of $873.00
Now beat that for value!
           

Malaia Color-Change Garnet Ref. MR/18- incandescent light
The same stone as above, but, photographed in incandescent light..
I have not come across this remarkable color-change before.

 

 

           

Malaia Color-Change Garnet Ref. MR/19- daylight
Tanzanian in origin, and, a very interesting stone indeed, showing an excellent color-change from a 'spessartite' orange-brown to a rich red. This photo shows the stone in daylight.
Please look at MR18 to observe color change in incandescent light
The dimensions are as follows- width 11.00 mm x length 7.00 mm x depth 6.00 mm
Best suited for a oval-cut, the stone is graded AAA and weighs 12.04 cts.
  Priced at just $14.00 per carat, a total of $169.00
Now beat that for value!

 

           

Malaia Color-Change Garnet Ref. MR/20- daylight
Tanzanian in origin, and, a very interesting stone indeed, showing an excellent color-change from a 'spessartite' orange-brown to a rich red. This photo shows the stone in daylight.
Please look at MR18 to observe color change in incandescent light
The dimensions are as follows - width 13.00 mm x length 15.00 mm x depth 7.00 mm
Best suited for a oval-cut, the stone is graded AAA and weighs 13.83 cts.
  Priced at just $14.00 per carat, a total of $194.00
Now beat that for value!

 

            Malaia Color-Change Garnet Ref. MR/21- daylight
Tanzanian in origin, and, a very interesting stone indeed, showing an excellent color-change from a 'spessartite' orange-brown to a rich red. This photo shows the stone in daylight.
Please look at MR18 to observe color change in incandescent light
The dimensions are as follows - width 12.00 mm x length 16.00 mm x depth 10.00 mm
Best suited for a oval-cut, the stone is graded AAA and weighs 22.16 cts.
  Priced at just $30.00 per carat, a total of $665.00
Now beat that for value!

            Malaia Color-Change Garnet Ref. MR/22- daylight
Tanzanian in origin, and, a very interesting stone indeed, showing an excellent color-change from a 'spessartite' orange-brown to a rich red. This photo shows the stone in daylight.
Please look at MR18 to observe color change in incandescent light
The dimensions are as follows- width 11.00 mm x length 14.00 mm x depth 11.00 mm
Best suited for a cushion-cut, the stone is graded AAA and weighs 20.51 cts.
  Priced at just $30.00 per carat, a total of $615.00
Now beat that for value!

            Malaia Color-Change Garnet Ref. MR/23- daylight
Tanzanian in origin, and, a very interesting stone indeed, showing an excellent color-change from a 'spessartite' orange-brown to a rich red. This photo shows the stone in daylight.
Please look at MR18 to observe color change in incandescent light
The dimensions are as follows - width 10.00 mm x length 15.00 mm x depth 9.00 mm
Best suited for a oval-cut, the stone is graded AAA and weighs 20.92 cts.
  Priced at just $30.00 per carat, a total of $628.00
Now beat that for value!

            Tanzanian Spessartite Garnet Ref. GD-9
A rare, exceptionally strong orange color.
Best suited for a cushion or octagon, graded AA and weighs 6.44 cts.
Please take note - characteristic fine bubbles internally .The dimensions are as follows-
width 8.00 mm x length 11.00 mm x depth 7.00 mm
Priced at just $27.00 per carat, a total of $174.00.
Now beat that for value!
            Ethiopian Opal Ref. OP-1
This is a stunning Opal from Ethiopia and shows tremendous fire.
The stone weighs 51.57 cts and is from the Welo region..
The dimensions are as follows-
width 23.00 mm x length 23.00 mm x depth 15.00 mm
Priced at just $7.00 per carat, a total of $361.00.
Now beat that for value!
            Ethiopian Opal Ref. OP-2
Another lovely piece fromthe Welo fields in Ethiopia and weighs 32.50 cts.
I would cut this piece into two equal cabs. to match the above.
The dimensions are as follows-
width 18.00 mm x length 37.00 mm x depth 9.00 mm
Priced at just $6.00 per carat, a total of $195.00.
Now beat that for value!
           
Umba Sapphire Ref. OS-15
A superb stone in every way, color, clarity and size.
This great Tanzanian piece shows a medium-light lilac-purple color.
Best suited for a oval, graded AA and weighs 9.87 cts.
The dimensions are as follows-
width 9.00 mm x length 15.00 mm x depth 7.00 mm
Priced at just $82.00 per carat, a total of $809.00.
Now beat that for value!
           
Umba Sapphire Ref. OS-30
A superb stone in every way, color, clarity and size.
This great Tanzanian piece shows a medium lavender-pink color, changing to
stronger pink. Slightly thin in shape
Best suited for a shallow oval or cushion, graded AA and weighs 13.38 cts.
The dimensions are as follows-
width 14.00 mm x length 14.00 mm x depth 6.00 mm
Priced at just $80 per carat, a total of $1070.00.
Now beat that for value!
            Umba Sapphire Ref. OS-36
A superb stone in every way, color, clarity and size.
This great Tanzanian piece shows a light lavender-blue color.
Best suited for a oval cut, graded AA and weighs 11.41 cts.
The dimensions are as follows-
width 10.00 mm x length 15.00 mm x depth 6.00 mm
Priced at just $85 per carat, a total of $970.00.
Now beat that for value!
            Spinel Ref. SP-1
This is a superb stone in every way, color, clarity and size.
This great Tanzanian piece shows a strong purple-pink color.
Graded AAA and weighs 15.87 cts. these large sizes are very rare
The dimensions are as follows-
width 10.00 mm x length 16.00 mm x depth 9.00 mm
Priced at just $35.00 per carat, a total of $555.00.
Now beat that for value!

            Spinel Ref. SP-3
This is a superb stone in every way, color, clarity and size.
This great Tanzanian piece shows a strong purple-pink color.
Graded AAA and weighs 10.32 cts. these large sizes are very rare

The dimensions are as follows-
width 11.00 mm x length 15.00 mm x depth 8.00 mm
Priced at just $30.00 per carat, a total of $310.00.
Now beat that for value!
            Spinel Ref. SP-4
This is a superb stone in every way, color, clarity and size.
This great Tanzanian piece shows a strong purple-pink color.
Graded AAA and weighs 10.34 cts. these large sizes are very rare

The dimensions are as follows-
width 9.00 mm x length 11.00 mm x depth 10.00 mm
Priced at just $30.00 per carat, a total of $310.00.
Now beat that for value!
            Spinel Ref. SP-6
This is a superb stone in every way, color, clarity and size.
This great Tanzanian piece shows a strong purple-pink color.
Graded AAA and weighs 10.86 cts. these large sizes are very rare

The dimensions are as follows-
width 10.00 mm x length 16.00 mm x depth 6.00 mm
Priced at just $30.00 per carat, a total of $326.00.
Now beat that for value!
            Spinel Ref. SP-7
This is a superb stone in every way, color, clarity and size.
This great Tanzanian piece shows a strong pink color.
Graded AAA and weighs 6.17 cts, this color is rare.
The stone is somewhat 'flat', the dimensions are as follows-
width 9.00 mm x length 12.00 mm x depth 5.00 mm
Priced at just $99.00 per carat, a total of $611.00.
Now beat that for value!
  SOLD
           
'Santa Maria' Aquamarine Ref. SMA/7
This is a superb stone in every way, color, clarity and size.
This great Mozambique piece shows a very strong blue color.
Best suited for a cushion cut, graded AA+ and weighs 10.50 cts.
The dimensions are as follows-
width 12.00 mm x length 13.00 mm x depth 6.00 mm
Priced at just $40.00 per carat, a total of $420.00.
Now beat that for value!
SOLD
            Nigerian Aquamarine Ref. SMA/8
This is a good, medium blue stone and will cut out with very good recovery.
This is from the new deposit recently found in the north of Nigeria A very slight veil is found near the edge of the back of the stone -see photo 1
Best suited for a cushion cut, graded AA+ and weighs 25.96 cts.
The dimensions are as follows-
width 15.00 mm x length 20.00 mm x depth 11.00 mm
Priced at just $30.00 per carat, a total of $789.00.
Now beat that for value!
SOLD
            Mozambique Aquamarine Ref. SMA/10
This is a strong blue stone, just short of a 'Santa Maria" color
and will cut out with very good recovery.
The stone is graded AAA and weighs 25.77 cts
The dimensions are as follows-
width 14.00 mm x length 18.00 mm x depth 10.00 mm
Priced at just $50.00 per carat, a total of $1289.00.
Now beat that for value!
            Mozambique Aquamarine Ref. SMA/12
A very pretty medium-light blue stone.
The stone is graded AAA and weighs 13.89 cts
The dimensions are as follows-
width 10.00 mm x length 18.00 mm x depth 7.00 mm
Priced at just $9.00 per carat, a total of $125.00.
Now beat that for value!
            Mozambique Aquamarine Ref. SMA/13
A pretty medium-light blue stone. Slightly flat (wedge-shaped) towards the edge
The stone is graded AAA and weighs 16.55 cts.
The dimensions are as follows-
width 16.00 mm x length 17.00 mm x depth 7.00 mm
Priced at just $9.00 per carat, a total of $149.00.
Now beat that for value!
            Mozambique Aquamarine Ref. SMA/19
This is a strong blue stone, just short of a 'Santa Maria" color
and will cut out with very good recovery.
The stone is graded AAA and weighs 9.91 cts
The dimensions are as follows-
width 11.00 mm x length 18.00 mm x depth 7.00 mm
Priced at just $45.00 per carat, a total of $446.00.
Now beat that for value! SOLD
            Mozambique Aquamarine Ref. SMA/22
A very attractive light blue (touch green) stone, from the mines in Mozambique
The stone has been roughly shaped and will give a very good recovery.
Graded AAA and weighs 50.05 cts, this is a big stone!
The dimensions are as follows-
width 16.00 mm x length 24.00 mm x depth 15.00 mm
Priced at just $7.00 per carat, a total of $350.00.
Now beat that for value!

            Mozambique Aquamarine Ref. SMA/23
A very attractive light blue (touch green) stone, from the mines in Mozambique
The stone has been roughly shaped and will give a very good recovery.
Graded AAA and weighs 28.42 cts, this is a great stone for a pendant.
The dimensions are as follows-
width 17.00 mm x length 22.00 mm x depth 12.00 mm
Priced at just $7.00 per carat, a total of $199.00.
Now beat that for value!
           

Mozambique Aquamarine Ref. SMA/26
A very attractive medium blue-green stone, from the mines in Mozambique
The stone has been roughly shaped (little flat) and will give a good recovery.
Graded AAA and weighs a massive 54.01 cts,
The dimensions are as follows-
width 25.00 mm x length 33.00 mm x depth 11.00 mm
Priced at just $8.00 per carat, a total of $432.00.
Now beat that for value!
SOLD

            Mozambique Aquamarine Ref. SMA/27
A very attractive medium blue-green stone, from the mines in Mozambique
The stone has been roughly shaped and will give a good recovery.
Graded AAA and weighs a massive 42.46 cts, this will cut a stunning pendant
The dimensions are as follows-
width 21.00 mm x length 26.00 mm x depth 15.00 mm
Priced at just $8.00 per carat, a total of $340.00.
Now beat that for value!
SOLD
            Mozambique Aquamarine Ref. SMA/31
A very attractive light blue (touch green) stone, from the mines in Mozambique
The stone has been roughly shaped and will give a good recovery.
Graded AAA and weighs 41.02 cts, this will cut a superb oval or octagon
The dimensions are as follows-
width 16.00 mm x length 30.00 mm x depth 10.00 mm
Priced at just $7.00 per carat, a total of $287.00.
Now beat that for value!

            Tourmaline Ref. TO-4
A superb stone in every way, color, clarity and size.
This unusual Mozambique crystal shows a light bi-color from a
light pink to a darker pink color on a etched surface.
A unusual, distorted crystal shape showing no damage
Graded AAA and weighing 23.23 cts.
The dimensions are as follows- width 11mm x length 25mm x depth 11mm
Priced at just $25 per carat, a total of $581.00
Now beat that for value!
            Tourmaline Ref. TO-6
A superb stone in every way, color, clarity and size.
This great Mozambique piece shows a medium-dark green color

Graded AAA and weighing 17.78 cts.
The dimensions are as follows- width 9.00 mm x length 21.00 mm x depth 7.00 mm
Priced at just $14.00 per carat, a total of $249.00
Now beat that for value!

            Tourmaline Ref. TO-19
A superb stone in every way, color, clarity and size. This unusual Mozambique crystal, heavily etched and terminated on both ends, shows a medium pink color, having a small parting plane 2mm from end, graded AAA and weighs 24.37 cts.
The dimensions are roughly as follows- width 11mm x length 20 mm x depth 11mm
Priced at just $35.00 per carat, a total of $852.00
Now beat that for value!

           

Tourmaline Ref. TO-24
A superb stone in every way, color, clarity and size.
This great Mozambique bi-color shows a light pink to a light blue
coloration
Graded AAA and weighing 15.50 cts.
The dimensions are as follows- width 17.00 mm x length 10.00 mm x depth 8.00 mm
Priced at just $35.00 per carat, a total of $542.00
Now beat that for value!

 

           

Tourmaline Ref. TO-27
A superb stone in every way, color, clarity and size.
This great Mozambique piece shows a medium-dark green color

Graded AAA and weighing 17.66 cts.
The dimensions are as follows- width 8.00 mm x length 16.00 mm x depth 7.00 mm
Priced at just $14.00 per carat, a total of $247.00
Now beat that for value!

 

           

Tourmaline Ref. TO-30
A superb stone in every way, color, clarity and size.
This great Mozambique piece shows a medium-dark green color

Graded AAA and weighing 39.32 cts.
The dimensions are as follows- width 13.00 mm x length 27.00 mm x depth 10.00 mm
Priced at just $14.00 per carat, a total of $550.00
Now beat that for value!

 

           

Tourmaline Ref. TO-31
A very attractive single stone from Afghanistan, showing graduation of color
from light to dark green. It measures 15mm x 14mm x 25mm in length.
The stone does show some 'silk' inclusions in the darker section of the
crystal but will cut a most impressive gem.
T
he stone weighs 62.40 cts and is offered at $2184.00,
that is, $35.00 per ct
Now beat that for value!

 

           

Tourmaline Ref. TO-34
A superb light green to pink bi-color gem from Mozambique.
A very pretty stone and well worth your inspection

Graded AAA and weighing 16.22 cts.
The dimensions are as follows- width 13.00 mm x length 14.00 mm x depth 8.00 mm
Priced at just $33.00 per carat, a total of $487.00
Now beat that for value!

            Tourmaline Ref. TO-45
A superb stone in every way, color, clarity and size.
This great Mozambique piece shows a top, rich pink color

Graded AAA and weighing 23.34 cts.
The dimensions are as follows- width 15.00 mm x length 18.00 mm x depth 12.00 mm
Priced at just $36.00 per carat, a total of $840.00
Now beat that for value!
SOLD
            Tourmaline Ref. TO-46
A superb stone in every way, color, clarity and size.
This great Mozambique piece shows a lovely light pink color

Graded AAA and weighing 18.54 cts.
The dimensions are as follows- width 13.00 mm x length 13.00 mm x depth 11.00 mm
Priced at just $33.00 per carat, a total of $612.00
Now beat that for value!
            Tourmaline Ref. TO-50
A superb stone in every way, color, clarity and size.
This great Nigerian piece shows a lovely medium candy-pink color
, green edge.
Graded AAA and weighing 17.58 cts. Slightly flat in shape
The dimensions are as follows- width 15.00 mm x length 17.00 mm x depth 7.00 mm
Priced at just $33.00 per carat, a total of $580.00
Now beat that for value!
            Tourmaline Ref. TO-53
A superb stone in every way, color, clarity and size.
This great Nigerian piece shows a lovely strong pink color

Graded AAA and weighing 28.02 cts.
The dimensions are as follows- width 16.00mm x length 21.00 mm x depth 14.00 mm
Priced at just $ 38.00 per carat, a total of $1065.00
Now beat that for value!
            Tourmaline Ref. TO-54
A superb stone in every way, color, clarity and size.
This great Nigerian piece shows a lovely medium candy-pink to green color

Graded AAA and weighing 36.80 cts.
The dimensions are as follows- width 15.00 mm x length 18.00 mm x depth 12.00 mm
Priced at just $45.00 per carat, a total of $1656.00
Now beat that for value!
            Tourmaline Ref. TO-55
Also from a new deposit in Nigeria comes this superb stone showing a rich, deep pink
color
with two bands of a purple-pink. Deep Rubellite pink down the 'C' axis
Graded AAA and weighing 52.86 cts, this is a really big piece and seldom seen!
The dimensions are as follows- width 17.00 mm x length 22.00 mm x depth 12.00 mm
Priced at just $45.00 per carat, a total of $2379.00
Now beat that for value!
            Tourmaline Ref. TO-56
Another Nigerian stone, superb in every way, color, clarity and size.
This great piece shows a rich Rubellite-pink color, seldom seen today

Graded AAA and weighing 22.51 cts.
The dimensions are as follows- width 13.00 mm x length 15.00 mm x depth 8.00 mm
Priced at just $40.00 per carat, a total of $900.00
Now beat that for value!
           

Tourmaline Ref. TO-58
A pretty, medium toned green-blue color, it does have some slight issues with a flaw at 1/3 distance and some side inclusions. Graded AA and weighing 16.43 cts. it would cut an eye-clean stone,
or saw about 1/3 off and get a virtually clean stone. Closed 'C' axis,
best suited for an octagon/ baguette cut.
The dimensions are as follows- width 10.00 mm x length 17.00 mm x depth 7.00 mm
Priced at just $15.00 per carat, a total of $246.00
Now beat that for value!

            Tourmaline Ref. TO-59
A pretty, medium toned green color, it does have some slight issues with a flaw at 1/4 distance and some side inclusions. Graded AA and weighing 21.38 cts. it would cut an eye-clean stone, or saw about 1/4 off and get a virtually clean stone
The dimensions are as follows- width 10.00 mm x length 23.00 mm x depth 8.00 mm
Priced at just $15.00 per carat, a total of $321.00
Now beat that for value!
           

Tourmaline Ref. TO-60
A very interesting bi-colored stone, with good crystal termination from the Moyan mine in Mozambique. Not facet-grade, but, if needed, the blue section could make a great cabochon.

The crystal weighs 116.09 cts, and, the dimensions are as follows-
width 15.00 mm x length 39.00 mm.
Priced at just $4.00 per carat, a total of $464.00
Now beat that for value!

           

Tourmaline Ref. TO-61
A superb, rich pink-purple stone from Nigeria and would cut a stunning pendant..
Graded AAA and weighing 35.47 cts.
The dimensions are as follows- width 16.00 mm x length 22.00 mm x depth 11.00 mm
Priced at just $30.00 per carat, a total of $1064.00
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Tourmaline Ref. TO-62
A superb, rich pink-purple stone from Nigeria suitable for a cushion, slightly flat.
Graded AAA and weighing 29.88 cts.
The dimensions are as follows- width 15.00 mm x length 21.00 mm x depth 10.00 mm
Priced at just $22.00 per carat, a total of $657.00
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            Chrome Tourmaline Ref. OA-5
A superb stone in every way, color, clarity and size.
This great Tanzanian piece shows a top, medium chrome-green color,
graded AAA and weighs 9.99 cts.
The dimensions are as follows- width 11.3mm x length 15mm x depth 9mm
Priced at just $90.00 per carat, a total of $899.00.
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SOLD
           
Chrome Tourmaline Ref. OA-7
A superb stone in every way, color, clarity and size.
This great Tanzanian piece shows a top, medium chrome-green color, slight
yellow tone to one side. Graded AAA and weighs 13.46 cts.
The dimensions are as follows- width 14.00 mm x length 15.00 mm x depth 7.00 mm
Priced at just $75.00 per carat, a total of $1010.00.
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Peridot Ref. PR-1
A superb stone in every way, color, clarity and size.
This great Chinese piece shows a medium-light yellow-green color

Graded AAA and weighing 25.72 cts.
The dimensions are as follows-
width 16.00 mm x length 18.00 mm x depth 12.00 mm
Priced at just $18.00 per carat, a total of $463.00
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            Peridot Ref. PR-3
Graded AAA and weighing 21.13 cts.
A superb stone in every way, color, clarity and size.
This great Chinese piece shows a medium-light yellow-green color

The dimensions are as follows-
width 15.00 mm x length 17.00 mm x depth 9.00 mm
Priced at just $18.00 per carat, a total of $380.00
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            Peridot Ref. PR-4
A superb stone in every way, color, clarity and size.
This great Chinese piece shows a medium-light yellow-green color

Graded AAA and weighing 21.22. cts.
The dimensions are as follows-
width 13.00 mm x length 18.00 mm x depth 9.00 mm
Priced at just $18.00 per carat, a total of $382.00
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Peridot Ref. PR-6
A superb stone in every way, color, clarity and size.
This great Chinese piece shows a medium-light yellow-green color

Graded AAA and weighing 24.62 cts.
The dimensions are as follows-
width 14.00 mm x length 14.00 mm x depth 13.00 mm
Priced at just $18.00 per carat, a total of $443.00
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            Peridot Ref. PR-7
A superb stone in every way, color, clarity and size.
This great Chinese piece shows a medium-light yellow-green color

Graded AAA and weighing 24.46 cts.
The dimensions are as follows-
width 13.00 mm x length 15.00 mm x depth 12.00 mm
Priced at just $18.00 per carat, a total of $440.00
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            Peridot Ref. PR-8
A superb stone in every way, color, clarity and size.
This great Chinese piece shows a medium-light yellow-green color

Graded AAA and weighing 22.27 cts.
The dimensions are as follows-
width 14 .00 mm x length 15.00 mm x depth 12.00 mm
Priced at just $18.00 per carat, a total of $401.00
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            Peridot Ref. PR-9
A superb stone in every way, color, clarity and size.
This great Chinese piece shows a medium-light yellow-green color

Graded AAA and weighing 20.30 cts.
The dimensions are as follows-
width 12.00 mm x length 15.00 mm x depth 10.00 mm
Priced at just $18.00 per carat, a total of $365.00
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            Peridot Ref. PR-10
A superb stone in every way, color, clarity and size.
This great Chinese piece shows a medium-light yellow-green color

Graded AAA and weighing 21.51 cts.
The dimensions are as follows-
width 12.00 mm x length 15.00 mm x depth 10..00 mm
Priced at just $18.00 per carat, a total of $387.00
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            Peridot Ref. PR-11
A superb stone in every way, color, clarity and size.
This great Chinese piece shows a medium-light yellow-green color

Graded AAA and weighing 20.05 cts.
The dimensions are as follows-
width 13.00 mm x length 13.00 mm x depth 12.00 mm
Priced at just $18.00 per carat, a total of $361.00
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            Peridot Ref. PR-12
A superb stone in every way, color, clarity and size.
This great Chinese piece shows a medium-light yellow-green color

Graded AAA and weighing 21.52 cts.
The dimensions are as follows-
width 14.00 mm x length 15.00 mm x depth 10.00 mm
Priced at just $18.00 per carat, a total of $387.00
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            Peridot Ref. PR-13
A superb stone in every way, color, clarity and size.
This great Chinese piece shows a medium-light yellow-green color

Graded AAA and weighing 21.86 cts.
The dimensions are as follows-
width 13.00 mm x length 15.00 mm x depth 12.00 mm
Priced at just $18.00 per carat, a total of $393.00
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            Peridot Ref. PR-15
A superb stone in every way, color, clarity and size.
This great Chinese piece shows a medium-light yellow-green color

Graded AAA and weighing 25.16 cts.
The dimensions are as follows-
width 13.00 mm x length 18.00 mm x depth 9.00 mm
Priced at just $18.00 per carat, a total of $453.00
Now beat that for value!

We suggest that all parcels purchased be sent by D.H.L.
We do not suggest sending parcels any longer by registered post as we are experiencing very big delays and we cannot guarantee safety of parcels any longer sent this way.
Any parcels not suitable to the buyer must be returned to Tanganyika Trading. Payments, by cheque or similar, are to be made out to Tanganyika Trading.
Banking details will appear on your invoice.

PLEASE NOTE - colors shown on laptops, apart from Apple computers, are not always that accurate. We have tried to keep the colors as accurate as possible on a lap top computer.

Photos - all our stones are photographed in daylight, on a white background but allowing some natural light to penetrate from behind to show you the true color. No special effects are used to enhance the stones
Note -Please remember our grading is as follows - A - 70% clean and above, AA - 80% clean and above, AAA - 90% clean and above

 

     
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