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3.28ct Tanzanite and 1.40ctw Diamond Ring

Auction #1488 | Item #236

Current Bid: $1,500

Appraised Value: $12,575

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One electronically tested 14KT white gold ladies cast tanzanite and diamond ring with a bright polish finish. The featured tanzanite is set within stylized diamond set shoulders, completed by a two and one-half millimeter wide band. Trademark is ORIANNE. Identified with markings of "14K". Condition is new, good workmanship.


One half bezel set round mixed cut natural tanzanite, measuring 9.50 - 9.40 x 5.40 mm, approximate weight of 3.28ct., 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. 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.


Thirty pave set round brilliant cut diamonds, measuring 2.40 - 2.20 x 1.38mm (depth est.) approximate total weight of 30 Stones = 1.40ct. Graded in the setting.


Clarity            I-1 to I-2     
Color              G - I