Lot 324: 14KT White Gold 8.23ct GIA Cert Tanzanite & Diamond Ring A5870
March 10, 2014
Westlake Village, CA, USALive Auction
Description: 14KT White Gold 8.23ct GIA Cert Tanzanite & Diamond Ring A5870. Great Condition. JR3005WG. One electronically tested 14KT white gold ladies cast tanzanite and diamond ring with a bright polish finish. The featured tanzanite is set within a two tiered diamond bezel, completed by a three millimeter wide band. Identified with markings of "14K". Condition is new, good workmanship. Containing: One prong set triangle mixed cut natural tanzanite, measuring 12.26 x 12.77 x 8.35mm, exact weight 8.23ct., clarity is eye clean, type I, medium dark, moderately strong, Blue-Violet color, (GIA BV ), cut is good. Transmitting light with no distortion, transparent. Colored Stone Grading Report attached. Graded loose prior to setting in the GIA Laboratory, Report # 1156636223. 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. Forty-Five prong set round brilliant cut diamonds, measuring 2.30 - 1.90 x 1.26mm (depth est.) approximate total weight of 45 Stones = 1.72ct. Graded in the setting. Clarity SI-2 to I-1. Color F - H. Total Weight of Colored Stones 8.23 ct. Total Weight of Diamonds 1.72ct. Total Weight of Ring 10.60gm. AIG Appraised at $29,615.00.