ITEM: Vintage 14k Gold Tanzanite and Diamond Ring
COMPOSITION: 14k Yellow Gold, Acid tested
GEM: Natural Marquise Cut Tanzanite .83 Carat, Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds .27 ctw
CONDITION: Estate Item, Very Good
WEIGHT: 4.7 Grams
MEASUREMENT: Shank 3.1mm, Design 1/2"
SIZE: 5 3/4. Ring can be sized for an additional fee. Please inquire if needed.
COMMENTS: Circa 1980's. This ring has a large tanzanite marquise front and center! It boldly sits inside a bow of diamonds. Found in just one place on earth, tanzanite is a relatively recent discovery. Tiffany & Co named this blue-violet variety of zoisite in honor of Tanzania, where it was first unearthed in 1967. Because the crystals show different colors depending on the viewing direction, cutters can fashion gems with a range of color from violetish blue to bluish violet depending on how much weight they want to retain from the rough. Tanzanite is a birthstone for December, along with zircon, turquoise, and blue topaz. Tanzanite is also the gem for a 24th anniversary. Pictured as received from a local estate. Very good estate condition with minimal wear indicative of age. Items will be cleaned but natural patina will be preserved if applicable. Polishing to near new is always FREE upon request!
1.10 ctw Natural Tanzanite and Diamond Ring 14k Gold