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Burton's Gems and Opals

Tanzanite, Alexandrite, & Diamond Ring | 14kt

Tanzanite, Alexandrite, & Diamond Ring | 14kt

Regular price $700.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $700.00 USD
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A Bit About The Piece:

Unique cluster ring in white gold set with tanzanite, alexandrite, and diamonds.

Details, details...

The Main Stones: Tanzanite

  • 9 Standard Round Brilliant Cuts
  • measurements: 3.45mm each
  • B grade

The Side Stones: Alexandrite and Diamonds

  • 4 round cut alexandrites
  • alexandrite measurements: 1.6mm each
  • total estimated diamond weight: 1.00ct
  • round cut diamonds

The Setting: Cast Prong Set Ring

  • 14kt white gold, solid
  • default size: 8.25


About Tanzanite:

Tanzanite, a new discovery as of 1967, is the blue variety of "zoisite" mined only at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro in Northern Tanzania.  The stone has gained much popularity over recent decades and is the third birthstone of December.  While deep, saturated blue is most desirable, stones come in a variety of different blue shades, including lavender and denim.

Anecdotally, we wish to remind everyone considering the purchase of tanzanite jewelry to do so only from a trusted source.  We have had many customers come back from cruises with blue cubic zirconia (CZ) jewelry they had purchased for many thousands of dollars from jewelry stores at foreign ports claiming to be affiliated with the cruise line.  These are dangerous scams to be aware of.  Scams we have seen typically involve what would-be several thousand dollar stones set in sterling silver, but this may not always be the case.

Tanzanite makes great earrings and pendants.  With a Mohs hardness of 6 to 7, tanzanite rings should be worn mainly for dress.  While it is safe to clean tanzanite jewelry with most chemical jewelry cleaners, it is important to avoid ultrasonic cleaning machines and steam cleaners.  We recommend cleaning jewelry with this stone in warm water with mild soap and a soft bristled toothbrush.


About Alexandrite:

"Emerald by day, ruby by night" is a phrase often associated with alexandrite.  Alexandrite is an exceptionally rare variety of color changing chrysoberyl found in Russia, Brazil, and Sri Lanka.  Ideal specimens appear bright green in natural sunlight and red in orange incandescent light (traditionally candlelight).  Most commercial stones display varying degrees of this color shift, often changing from greenish to purplish.  Stones over one carat are highly unusual as most gem quality alexandrite crystals are small.  Reasonably priced stones available to the market over one carat are typically lab created synthetics, even in older vintage pieces.  Visible inclusions and surface characteristics are to be expected in many natural alexandrite stones.

Alexandrite is very hard, ranking a durable 8.5 on the Mohs hardness scale.  This makes alexandrite jewelry suitable for all occasions, including rings intended for everyday wear.  Jewelry made with alexandrite can safely be cleaned with chemical jewelry cleaner, though we suggest to avoid putting natural pieces in an ultrasonic cleaner as some stones can be brittle.


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Your order will be processed and shipped within 4 business days.  All shipments are insured by the United States Postal Service, and most orders of $500 or more will require signature confirmation upon delivery.
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