Current Bid: $4,000
Appraised Value: $35,195
One electronically tested 14KT white gold ladies cast and assembled tanzanite and diamond necklace. Condition is new, good workmanship. Seventeen inch length necklace features a flexible ribbon of tanzanites set within diamond bezels with a single tanzanite drop, terminating in a concealed clasp with twin safeties. Bright polish finish. Trademark is Orianne. Identified with markings of "14K". Containing:
Forty-four prong set oval mixed cut natural tanzanites approximate total weight of 30.82ct., clarity is eye clean, type I, medium, slightly grayish, bluish violet color, (GIA bV 5/2), cut is good. Transmitting light with no distortion, transparent. Color grade is an average for the group. Graded in the setting.
Tanzanite is a very rare gemstone that is only found in the country of Tanzania. Originally discovered in 1967. Tiffany and 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, and 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.
Six hundred sixteen prong set round brilliant cut diamonds approximate total weight of 616 Stones = 7.70ct. The color grade reflects the entire range of color for this group. Graded in the setting.
Clarity I-2 to I-3
Color F - I
Total Weight of Colored Stones 30.82ct.
Total Weight of Diamonds 7.70ct.
Total Weight of Necklace 28.16 gm