Current Bid: $3,750
Appraised Value: $32,175
One electronically tested 14KT yellow gold ladies cast & assembled tanzanite and diamond pendant with chain. Condition is new, good workmanship. The pendant features a tanzanite set within a diamond bombe style bezel, completed by a diamond set bail. The pendant is supported by a reversible two-toned omega style eighteen inch length necklace terminating in lobster claw clasp. Bright polish finish. Trademark is ORIANNE. Identified with markings of "14K". Containing:
One prong set oval mixed cut natural tanzanite, measuring 15.80 x 12.60 x 8.19mm, approximate weight of 11.43ct., clarity is eye clean, type I, medium, very slightly grayish, violet color, (GIA V 5/3), cut is good. Transmitting light with no distortion, transparent. Graded in the setting.
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.
Three hundred eighty-six pave set round brilliant cut diamonds, measuring 1.40 - 1.00 x 0.72mm (depth est.) approximate total weight of 386 Stones = 2.19ct. Graded in the setting.
Clarity I-1 to I-2
Color F - H
Total Weight of Colored Stones 11.43ct.
Total Weight of Diamonds 2.19ct.
Total Weight of Pendant With Chain 30.40 gm