Point of difference! If 'different' is your style when it comes to owning jewelry, don't pass on this absolutely fascinating, custom-made designer Tanzanite & diamond ring! Made by award-winning, world-renowned designer Cornelis Hollander, this very fine, vintage estate high-quality piece of wearable art is bold & fabulous!
Establishing his award-winning career in 1982, Hollander has been the winner of over 25 prestigious jewelry design awards over the span of his career. Making one-of-a-kind engagement/wedding and custom pieces, he compares his superb designs to 'poetry', saying "When a poet sees beautiful scenery, a poem naturally flows into his mind. Just by looking at a beautiful gemstone, I can envision the finished piece. That’s why I say creativity is akin to a waterfall – all of the elements fall together.”
Set in two-tone white & yellow stamped 14kt gold, both with a polished and brushed finish, the eye-catcher of this piece undoubtedly goes to the stunning vivid blue-indigo fancy cut Tanzanite. Trapezium-shaped, this marvelous specimen measures 4.00 to 8.5mm wide, by 7.65mm long. Being fancy-cut, the carat weight can only be estimated by its measurements, which by rough calculation appears to fall around the 2 - 2.25ct mark. The top of the Tanzanite is faceted in a brilliant 'opposed bar cut', which features rows of parallel facets running across the gem and large angled girdles leading to an apex, or domed arch at the top (table) of the gem. This type of faceting allows for greater depth of color and scintillation within the gem, creating a mirror-image effect that sets it apart from standard cut gems. Its color, as you can see from the images is a rich, deep blue-indigo which dances with the lights majestically.
Flush-set within the brushed white gold that the Tanzanite extends from are 6 super-high quality round brilliant cut diamonds. Each measures approximately 2.40-2.50mm, equivalent to 0.05ct each, for 0.30ct. They are close to flawless under magnification, comfortably falling within the VVS-VS clarity range, and white F-G color. Flanking the side of the design leading into the yellow gold is a trillion-cut diamond measuring 4.6 x 4.6mm triangular, for approximately 0.30ct. It too is excellent quality, VS2-Si1 clarity or better and G-H color.
The unique square-shaped band of yellow & white gold meets at its middle on the underside of the ring, with a flawless seam and no evidence of previous sizing. Weighing a hefty 12.8 grams, the ring is clearly hallmarked with Cornelis Hollander's signature mark 'CH' © and 14KT. Currently a US size 6 to 6 1/4, this ring can be sized, though the seam of both golds meeting, and the square shape will be somewhat altered. The hallmark should remain intact as it is located higher up on the inside of the hollowed out gold.
A truly intriguing 'one off', we're likely never to come across another Hollander piece like this one. The quality of the workmanship and gemstones speak for themselves. Current Hollander mountings in gold run anywhere from $3-$5500 - without gems. Here, you're getting both for less than a simple gold Hollander mount! Go for it!
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