Lot 342: 14KT White Gold 2.14ct Tanzanite and Diamond Ring A9459
July 3, 2014
Westlake Village, CA, USALive Auction
Description: 14KT White Gold 2.14ct Tanzanite and Diamond Ring A9459. New Condition! HN6071VH. One electronically tested 14KT white gold ladies cast tanzanite and diamond ring with a bright polish finish. Condition is new, good workmanship. The featured tanzanite is set within a diamond bezel supported by diamond set three-way split shoulders, completed by a four millimeter wide band. Identified with markings of "14K". Containing: One prong set oval mixed cut natural tanzanite, measuring 9.85 x 7.15 x 4.10mm, 10%. bulge factor, approximate weight of 2.14ct., clarity is eye clean, type I, medium dark, very slightly grayish, bluish violet color, (GIA bV 6/3), cut is good. Transmitting light with no distortion, transparent. Graded in the setting. Tanzanite is a very rare gemstone that is only found in the country of Tanzania. Originally discovered in 1967. Tiffany & 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, & 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. Ninety-Two prong set round brilliant cut diamonds, measuring 1.20 - 1.00 x 0.66mm (depth est.) approximate. Total Weight of 92 Stones = 0.53ct. Graded in the setting. Clarity: SI-1 to I-1. Color: G - I. Total Weight of Colored Stones 2.14ct. Total Weight of Diamonds 0.53ct. Total Weight of Ring 4.49grams. AIG Appraised at $7,730.00.