Current Bid: $6,000
Appraised Value: $38,750
One electronically tested platinum ladies cast and assembled tanzanite and diamond pendant with chain. The pendant features a square cushion shaped tanzanite set within a floral inspired tiered diamond bezel, supported by a diamond bail and an elaborate lattice under gallery. The pendant is completed by an eighteen inch designer style platinum chain with lobster clasp. Bright polish finish. Trademark is Orianne. Identified with markings of "PT950". Condition is new, excellent workmanship. Containing:
One prong set square cushion cut natural tanzanite, measuring 12.30 x 12.12 x 9.15mm, exact weight 9.53ct., clarity is eye clean, type I, medium dark, moderately strong, violet color, (GIA V 6/4), cut is very good. Transmitting light with no distortion, transparent. Graded loose prior to setting in the GIA Laboratory, Report #6177570428. The GIA Report is attached.
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.
Eighty-Five prong set round brilliant cut diamonds, measuring 3.00 - 1.40 x 1.32mm (depth est.) approximate total weight of 85 Stones = 2.40ctw. Graded in the setting.
Clarity VS2 to SI2
Color F - H
Forty-Four channel set baguette cut (tapered) diamonds, measuring from 1.90 x 1.30 x 1.04mm (depth est.) to 2.00 x 1.50 x 1.20mm (depth est.) approximate total weight of 44 Stones = 1.26ctw. Graded in the setting.
Clarity VS2 to SI2
Color G - H
Total Weight of Colored Stones 9.53 ct.
Total Weight of Diamonds 3.66 ctw.
Total Weight of Pendant with Chain 18.80 gm