Current Bid: $18,000
Appraised Value: $160,230
One electronically tested platinum ladies cast & assembled tanzanite and diamond pendant with chain. The pendant features a tanzanite set within tiered diamond floret bezels, completed by a diamond set bail. The pendant is supported by a twenty inch length two millimeter wide platinum rope chain, terminating in a lobster claw clasp. Bright polish finish. Trademark is Orianne. Identified with markings of "PT950". Condition is new, good workmanship. Containing:
One prong set oval modified brilliant cut natural tanzanite, measuring 27.39 x 22.08 x 14.95mm, exact weight 60.96ct., clarity is eye clean, type I, medium, very slightly grayish, violet color, (GIA V 5/3), cut is good. Transmitting light with no distortion, transparent. GIA Gemological Report attached. Graded loose prior to setting in the GIA Laboratory, Report #2145971115.
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 Two prong set round brilliant cut diamonds approximate total weight of 102 Stones = 2.32ct. Graded in the setting.
Clarity VS-1 to VS-2
Color D - F
Total Weight of Colored Stones 60.96 ct.
Total Weight of Diamonds 2.32 ct.
Total Weight of Pendant With Chain 39.45 gm