This pendant displays a very dark and mysterious Ruby in Zoisite. Subtle colors of ruby on the edge of the stone with zoiste showing in the center of the stone.
Ruby in zoisite is the natural combination of both ruby and zoisite crystals in a single specimen. It is also known as 'anyolite', a name derived from the Masai word for 'green' (anyoli). Other name variations include "ruby-in-zoisite" and "Tanganyika artstone". Ruby-zoisite was discovered at the Longido mining district in northeast Tanzania by Tom Blevins, an English prospector. To this day, Tanzania remains the only source for ruby-zoisite.
This stone is hand cut by me and I then wrapped in 14KT Gold-Filled wire. It is displayed on a 14KT Gold-Filled chain.
It is approximately 84.5 carats in weight and 3 inches in length from the top of the bail to the bottom of the stone. It is about 1 ¼ inches in width at the widest point.
Includes 18" Gold-Filled Chain