Current Bid: $3,250
Appraised Value: $21,750
One electronically tested 14KT white gold ladies cast & assembled tanzanite and diamond pendant with chain. The pendant features a tanzanite set within a stylized diamond gallery, completed by a diamond set bail. The pendant is supported by an eighteen inch length 14KT white gold designer style chain, terminating in a lobster claw clasp. Bright polish finish. Trademark is Orianne. Identified with markings of "14K". Condition is new, good workmanship.
One prong set triangle mixed cut natural tanzanite, measuring 10.40 x 10.30 x 7.25mm, 8% bulge factor, approximate weight of 5.07ct., clarity is eye clean, type I, dark, moderately strong, violetish blue color, (GIA vB 7/4), cut is good. Transmitting light with no distortion, transparent. Colored Stone Grading Report attached. 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.
One Hundred Sixty-Seven prong and bezel set round brilliant cut diamonds, measuring 1.70 - 1.40 x 0.93mm (depth est.) approximate total weight of 167 Stones = 2.30ct. Graded in the setting.
Clarity SI-1 to I-1
Color G - I
Total Weight of Colored Stones 5.07 ct.
Total Weight of Diamonds 2.30 ct.
Total Weight of Pendant with Chain 11.39 gm