Offered here an awesome 18K yellow gold ring set with an oval shape mixed cut faceted tanzanite.
This epicene ring measures 13.9 mm in width at the top of crown tapering down to 6.6 mm in width at base of shank.
The ring is size 8 and weighs 21.2 grams.
The tanzanite measures 13.70 mm by 9.20 mm by 6.99 mm (approximate).
The calculated weight is 5.81 Carats.
Clarity: Lightly included (L1).
Gem eSquare color: Medium, Strong, bluish Violet (bV 5/5).
Good proportions, Good finish.
Brilliancy: Very Good 80% to 90%
Some minor surface abrasion on some facet edges,
So how do you shop for a Tanzanite? As with any gem, the color is most important. Price per carat goes up with the weight of the gem.
Secondly you look at the setting: compare the weight and the gold or platinum purity used.
Small malee` diamonds that often add a nice accent to the gem are not worth more than a few hundred dollars per carat.
Appraised on 9/13/2016 by J. Michael Tracy, Certified Gemologist appraiser at Huntington Jewelers in Las Vegas stating the Marketable Cash Value as $4,450. Nowadays the insurance appraisal can be quite higher!!!
We believe that it is only fair for the buyer to have an independent evaluation of the gems offered for sale done by very qualified gemologists!!!!
Why would you buy an expensive piece of jewelry without an appraisal done by an impartial Qualified Gemologist??