This substantial hand-made pendant houses a stunning 1.50 carat tanzanite with fabulous colour and sparkle!
The natural oval stone is a beautiful bluish-violet colour with tremendous lustre. The 8 mm by 7 mm gem is surrounded by a stunning array of sparkling round and baguette-cut SI1 clarity, H diamonds (average). The wonderful stones provide a brilliant frame to the deep coloured stone. The baguette diamonds in particular form an elegant spray around the tanzanite. Note the baguette stone set on the bail! In all, there are 14 baguette diamonds totalling 0.93 cts, and 16 round-cut stones or 0.60 cts. Total diamond carat weight is 1.53 cts.
Pendant measures 7/8" tall by just over 5/8" across. Weight is 5.2 grams. Dates to 1960-70. Comes with a 1994 appraisal that values the piece at $5,500. It would be worth at least $1,000 more today! Excellent condition. No problems that I can see; no damage. No missing stones.
I couldn't find a mark but the gold does test as 14K. A terrific piece!
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