Current Bid: $2,000
Appraised Value: $22,160
One pair electronically tested platinum ladies cast & assembled tanzanite and diamond earrings with screw backs. Each earring features a tanzanite set within a diamond bezel supported by a lattice under gallery. Bright polish finish. Identified with markings of PT950. Condition is new, good workmanship. Containing:
Two prong set pear mixed cut natural tanzanites, measuring 12.00 x 9.00 x 5.80mm, approximate total weight of 8.84ct., clarity is eye clean, type I, medium dark, very slightly grayish, violetish blue color, (GIA vB 6/3), cut is good. Transmitting light with no distortion, transparent. Measurements & the color grade 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 & 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.
Fifty-Two prong set round brilliant cut diamonds approximate total weight of 52 Stones = 0.48ct. Graded in the setting.
Clarity SI-2 to I-2
Color F - H
Total Weight of Colored Stones 8.84 ct.
Total Weight of Diamonds 0.48 ct.
Total Weight of Earrings 7.52 gm