Current Bid: $3,500
Appraised Value: $24,630
One electronically tested 14KT yellow gold ladies cast & assembled tanzanite and diamond necklace. The necklace features a pendant consisting of a tanzanite set within tiered diamond bezels, supported by a diamond set design. The necklace is completed by an attached eighteen inch length 14KT yellow and white gold twisted link 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 oval mixed cut natural tanzanite, measuring 13.20 x 9.80 x 6.30mm, 10% bulge factor, approximate weight of 6.15ct., clarity is eye clean, type I, medium dark, very slightly grayish, blue color, (GIA B 6/3), cut is good. Transmitting light with no distortion, transparent. 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-One prong set round brilliant cut diamonds, measuring 2.20 - 1.90 x 1.23mm (depth est.) approximate total weight of 91 Stones = 2.85ct. Graded in the setting.
Clarity SI-2 to I-2
Color G - H
Total Weight of Colored Stones 6.15 ct.
Total Weight of Diamonds 2.85 ct.