NixonWoman
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Discovered after a lightning storm in Tanzania, these exotic beauties were first thought to be glowing sapphires. But mistaken they were, because the molecular makeup of these are far more complex than sapphires. And if you're into esoteric lore, tanzanite is said to contain powers, provide healing to its wearer. True or not, tanzanite gems have only been in circulation since the 1960s when TIffany & Co. released them to the public, though it makes for good fodder when you're pouring a glass of wine and this monster is perched quietly on your finger.
This beauty up close and all around.
Though the stones were discovered more than 50 years ago, it is possible to find an antique ring containing tanzanite. However, this one in particular is newer in the vintage-style. The price is relatively low compared to the same ring containing sapphires. However, the popularity of tanzanite has recently made this the second most sought after gem behind sapphire. With that in mind, you can predict that the value will rise and rings will push into the outer limits.
This is what it looks like on human hands.
$9,995 ITEM #: R611518

Karat White and Rose Gold Tanzanite and Diamond Ring
CENTER STONE:
WEIGHT: 7.68ct
QUANTITY: 1
STONE TYPE: Tanzanite
SHAPE: Oval Shape
COLOR: Purple-Blue
SIDE STONES:
TOTAL WEIGHT: 0.78cts
QUANTITY: 2
SHAPE: Half Moon
COLOR: F
CLARITY: VS2-SI1
STONE 2:
TOTAL WEIGHT: 0.95cts
QUANTITY: 72
SHAPE: Round Brilliant
COLOR: E-F
CLARITY: VS
MOUNTING:18Karat White and Rose Gold

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I'd like to see a simple band with these in it all the way around. Small stones. Such a wonderful color gem.
So...the next time lightning strikes...go out and scour the ground for Tanzanite? :) If they look like this I sure will!!
I've heard of tanzanite before, just didn't know anything about it. gorgeous color.
Thanks, marshalledgar.
No You Don't! lol @Heartofgold35 Let me see! What stone is it? Tanzanite? Show me show me! Don't you just ADORE fabulous rings?! Good for you!
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