Current Bid: $4,500
Appraised Value: $28,475
One electronically tested platinum ladies cast & assembled tanzanite and diamond pendant with chain. Condition is new, good workmanship. The pendant features a tanzanite set within a stylized diamond set bezel completed by a diamond set bail. The pendant is supported by an eighteen inch length platinum cable chain, terminating in a lobster claw clasp. Bright polish finish. Trademark is Orianne. Identified with markings of "PT950". Containing:
One prong set octagonal modified brilliant cut natural tanzanite, measuring 13.26 x 9.63 x 9.25mm, exact weight 10.60ct., clarity is eye clean, type I, medium dark, moderately strong, violetish blue color, (GIA vB 6/4), cut is good. Transmitting light with no distortion, transparent. GIA Gemological Report attached. Graded loose prior to setting in the GIA Laboratory, Report # 5171083129.
Tanzanite is a very rare gemstone that is only found in the country of Tanzania. Originally discovered in 1967. Tiffany & Company, named the stone Tanzanite. It is found in the Usumburu Mountains that border the Umba Valley of northern Tanzania. Tanzanite occurs in gray, brown, violet, blue, reddish-purple, & green. The gem is interesting because of its exceptional pleochroism. Rotated in different directions a tanzanite will exhibit multiple changes of color. Tanzanite has a low tolerance to ultrasonic cleaning, and should not be cleaned using this method.
Fifteen prong set round brilliant cut diamonds approximate total weight of 15 Stones = 0.48ct. Graded in the setting.
Clarity SI-1 to SI-2
Color F - H
Total Weight of Colored Stones 10.60ct.
Total Weight of Diamonds 0.48ct.
Total Weight of Pendant With Chain 9.67 gm