Tanzanite Stone Cuts

The human precision with which the tanzanite cut and shape determine its value in the market. Read More to understand the ideal way a tanzanite cut into, as also the various shapes a tanzanite is crafted to perfection.


It is critical for a Tanzanite to cut well, as it impacts not only on the brilliance and fire of the tanzanite but also on the overall quality. A poorly cut tanzanite can make the best quality look inferior, and often stones are cut to maximize weight and not beauty.

Tanzanites are the found in a large amount of variety concerning their shapes and sizes. Though ovals and cushions are most familiar, rounds, and other shapes - emerald cuts, trillions, etc. Also, make for great buying. It might also be interesting to note that the cut helps in determining the color of the tanzanite depending on the blue or violet color component, tanzanite can resemble the finest royal blue sapphire or hint at Amethyst.

How much does the cut of tanzanite determine its value? It is the brilliance, proportions, and finishing of the cut that does that. When the tanzanite’s facets reflect a significant amount of light, it indicates the maximum amount of brilliance. The precision (proportions and finishing) with which the stone has crafted dictates how valuable the Tanzanite will be.

The diagram below indicates the way a tanzanite is the crafted to perfection. In this chart, you shall understand the ideal proportion of a tanzanite. While ‘a’ is the width of the tanzanite, ‘b’ indicates the height of the tanzanite crown (one-third portion) and ‘c’ is the depth of the pavilion. It is ideal depth two-thirds of the proportion.

On the other side, you shall see the way the tanzanite cut in a perfect scenario. The first and the second figure indicate that a tanzanite should not be cut too deep or too shallow that is an example of a poorly cut tanzanite. The best cut tanzanite is the one that cut on the right level of depth and width.

Also, look at the various shapes in which a tanzanite cut into:

Tanzanite can be the cut in so many shapes and variations; you will be thrilled that so much can achieve with a stone of such properties!

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