Tanzanite

Tanzanite is a rare vivid blue-violet colored gemstone discovered in 1967 at the foot of Tanzania’s Mount Kilaminjaro.  Tanzanite is a part of the zoisite family and can attribute its beautiful blue color to heat treatment, turning brown zoisite into its attractive blues and violets.  This color is stable and accepted in the gem trade. 

 

This large oval gem has exceptional color, and its inclusions are intriguing.  The contrast of its smooth finish with visible inclusions is what makes this stone interesting and one of a kind.  It would be most beautifully displayed as a pendant wrapped in high karat gold 22k bezel with a simple granulated bail.

 

Tanzanite is said to strengthen the immune system, detoxify the body and improve vitality.  Also the birthstone for December along with turquoise and blue zircon.

10mm long, 10mm wide, 3.33ct

$550 (price for stone only, does not include design consultation fee.)

Interested in creating a custom piece with this stone? Fill out the questionnaire below. Elise will send you a rough estimate based on your questionnaire and if you'd like to move forward with the project, you will receive an invoice for this exact stone, and a $250 design / consultation fee. 

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