Current Bid: $600
Appraised Value: $8,035
One electronically tested 14KT white gold ladies cast tanzanite and diamond ring with a bright polish finish. Condition is new, good workmanship. The featured tanzanite is accented by diamond trios on either side, completed by a two and one-half millimeter wide band. Trademark is Orianne. Identified with markings of "14K". Containing:
One prong set pear cabochon cut natural tanzanite, measuring 15.50 x 11.50 x 5.80mm, approximate weight of 8.44ct., clarity is heavily included, type I, medium dark, very slightly grayish, bluish violet color, (GIA bV 6/3), cut is good. Transmitting light with some distortion, transparent to translucent. 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.
Six prong set round brilliant cut diamonds, measuring 3.20 - 3.10 x 1.89mm (depth est.) approximate total weight of 6 Stones = 0.67ct. Graded in the setting.
Clarity SI-1 to I-1
Color K - M
Total Weight of Colored Stones 8.44ct.
Total Weight of Diamonds 0.67ct.
Total Weight of Ring 5.20 gm