A Bit About The Piece:
Trillion cut tanzanite set in a matching triangle diamond ring.
The Main Stones: Tanzanite
- trillion cut
- average measurements: 6.26mm x 6.24mm
- A grade
The Side Stones: Diamond
- single cuts
- total estimated diamond weight: 0.50ct
The Setting: Cast Prong Pave Set Ring
- 14kt white gold, solid
- default size: 8.00
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.