Holy Cow Batman! Is That A Weird Near Ultra-Violet Sapphire ?
No. Its a deeply colored vanadium and chrome rich sapphire from Tunduru in Tanzania. Granted this sapphire does have a powerful fibre-optic parked up its rear-end which explains the intensity of the colors. But, what the fiber-optic does not explain, is, the combination of colors, the directions and also the zonality. So, what’s up ?
The answer is we don’t really know. Before attempting to explain what we can’t explain, here is a smorgasboard of pictures and video of an intense piece of 25 carat Tunduru rough, and a smaller piece of cut Tunduru sapphire.
Video – Watch Optical Phenomena In Tunduru Sapphire
Press play to experience red fluorescence in blue-purple sapphire.
More Wierdness in Tunduru Sapphire