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.

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25 Carat Tunduru Sapphire transmitting light through the B-axis.

 

Splitting The A & B Axis with a London Dichroscope

 

The pinker A Axis in Tunduru Sapphire
The pinker A Axis in Tunduru Sapphire

 

Looking Down The C-Axis; which is blue, but the outer edges are showing intense reddish fluorescence not seen in other axis directions
Looking Down The C-Axis; which is blue, but the outer edges are showing intense reddish fluorescence not seen in other axis directions

 

Rotating To The B-Axis Show A More Violet Hue.
Rotating To The B-Axis Show A More Violet Hue.

 

Shining the Fiber Optic Down the C-Axis With A Glorious Purple Spilling Out
Shining the Fiber Optic Down the C-Axis With A Glorious Purple Spilling Out

 

Video – Watch Optical Phenomena In Tunduru Sapphire

Press play to experience red fluorescence in blue-purple sapphire.

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More Wierdness in Tunduru Sapphire

Red Fluorescence in a Cut Tunduru Sapphire Activated by a Fiber-Optic Light
Red Fluorescence in a Cut Tunduru Sapphire Activated by a Fiber-Optic Light

 

Clearly Visible is red fluorescence in Blue-Purple Tunduru Sapphire
Clearly Visible is red fluorescence in Blue-Purple Tunduru Sapphire

 

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