Lot 168: 14KT White Gold 9.04ct Tanzanite and Diamond Ring A6827
March 10, 2014
Westlake Village, CA, USALive Auction
Description: 14KT White Gold 9.04ct Tanzanite and Diamond Ring A6827. Great Condition! RR4005FA. One electronically tested 14KT white gold ladies cast tanzanite and diamond ring with a bright polish finish. The featured tanzanite is set within diamond set shoulders, completed by a six millimeter wide band. Identified with markings of "K14". Condition is new, good workmanship. Containing: One prong set cushion modified brilliant cut natural tanzanite, measuring 12.57 x 11.16 x 8.40mm, exact weight 9.04ct., clarity is eye clean, type I, medium dark, moderately strong, violetish blue color, (GIA vB 6/4), cut is good. Transmitting light with no distortion, transparent. GIA Colored Stone Grading Report attached. Graded loose prior to setting in the GIA Laboratory, Report #2151736789.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. Thirty-Two prong set round brilliant cut diamonds, measuring 2.40 - 2.30 x 1.41mm (depth est.) approximate. Total Weight of 32 Stones = 1.60ct. Graded in the setting. Clarity: I-1 to I-2 . Color: H - J. Total Weight of Colored Stones 9.04ct.. Total Weight of Diamonds 1.60ct. AIG Appraised at $ 28,160.00.