Current Bid: $3,500
Appraised Value: $18,455
One pair electronically tested 18KT white gold ladies cast and assembled tanzanite and diamond dangle earrings with standard backs. Condition is new, good workmanship. Each earring features a tanzanite suspended from an elegant twist of diamond ribbons. Bright polish finish. Identified with markings of "750". Containing:
Two prong set square cushion mixed cut natural tanzanites, measuring 8.50 x 8.50 x 5.30mm, exact total weight 5.74ct., 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. Measurements are 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 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.
One hundred forty-two prong set round brilliant cut diamonds exact total weight 142 Stones = 1.37ct. Graded in the setting.
Clarity SI-1 to I-1
Color F - G
Total Weight of Colored Stones 5.74ct.
Total Weight of Diamonds 1.37ct.
Total Weight of Dangle Earrings 7.60 gm