Current Bid: $2,250
Appraised Value: $12,800
One electronically tested 14KT white gold ladies cast & assembled tanzanite and diamond earrings with standard backs. Each earring features a tanzanite set within two tiered diamond bezels. Bright polish finish. Condition is new, good workmanship.
Two prong set rectangular cushion mixed cut natural tanzanites approximate total weight of 4.03ct., clarity is eye clean, type I, medium dark, very slightly grayish, bluish violet color, (GIA bV 6/3), cut is good. Transmitting light with no distortion, transparent. Color grade is an average for the pair. 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.
Ninety-Six prong set round brilliant cut diamonds approximate total weight of 96 Stones = 1.47ct. Graded in the setting.
Clarity I-1 to I-2
Color F - H
Total Weight of Colored Stones 4.03 ct.
Total Weight of Diamonds 1.47 ct.
Total Weight of Earrings 8.13 gm