Lot 238: 14KT White Gold 3.38ct Tanzanite and Diamond Ring A6856
July 3, 2014
Westlake Village, CA, USALive Auction
Description: 14KT White Gold 3.38ct Tanzanite and Diamond Ring A6856. Great Condition! WT8041JA. One electronically tested 14KT white gold ladies cast tanzanite and diamond ring with a bright polish finish. The featured tanzanite is set within a diamond gallery, completed by a three millimeter wide band. Identified with markings of "K14". Condition is new, good workmanship. Containing: One prong set oval mixed cut natural tanzanite, measuring 10.50 x 7.80 x 4.50mm, 8%. bulge factor, approximate weight of 2.73ct., clarity is eye clean, type I, medium, very slightly grayish, bluish violet color, (GIA bV 5/3), 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. Twenty-Six prong and bezel set round brilliant cut diamonds, measuring 2.70 - 2.20 x 1.47mm (depth est.) approximate. Total Weight of 26 Stones = 1.15ct. Graded in the setting. Clarity: SI-1 to SI-2 . Color: F - H. Total Weight of Colored Stones 2.73ct.. Total Weight of Diamonds 1.15ct. AIG Appraised at $ 11,125.00.