Ring, Tanzanite & Diamond
Custom made 14 karat yellow gold lady's ring containing one brilliant cut Tanzanite weighing .96 carat, complimented by five round brilliant cut diamonds arranged so that the gems resemble a shooting star or comet. Tanzanite is a medium bright blue with pinkish and lavender flash. The diamonds are well cut and polished and weigh a total of .15 carat. Graded by G.I.A. standards, diamond clarity is VS2 and diamond color is G/H. Ring is size 7 and could be safely sized plus or minus 3 sizes.
Tanzanite is the gemmy form of the mineral ziosite, is a fairly recent gem discovery, having been located in Tanzania, Central Africa by Tiffany & Company in 1967, and named in honor country of origin. Today, Block D or top color Tanzanite is difficult to come by in large carat stones, as the deposit is pretty much mined out. As a result, much Tanzanite offered on the market is lab grown synthetic material and buyers must beware.