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A Buyer’s Guide to Tanzanite Rings

August 19, 2021

A Buyer’s Guide to Tanzanite

Tanzanite is definitely a unique and rare third-tier gemstone due to its origin and color effects. If the other expensive jewelry stones such as sapphires, emeralds, and so on were well-known B.C. the tanzanite is a younger one found in 1967.

The high price for this gem is initially set because of its single relative deposits located near the Kilimanjaro piedmont in Tanzania. However, the geological experts outline that as with all-natural raw materials, such deposits are exhausting and could disappear in the nearest future.
That risk could be eliminated via generating synthetic gems. Unfortunately, there are no facts about the endeavors towards tanzanite production by laboratory methods. Only cases on the imitation gemstones or the fake jewelry stones are indicated.

Nevertheless, the accessories decorated with authentic tanzanites providing a variety of colors from sapphire-blue to deep purple could impress others who have not noticed such jewelry items. Besides, the blue tint is not the only color for this gemstone. The yellow-brown samples have occurred, but they are less popular in the jewelry industry.

Moreover, when you choose the tanzanite rings you may distinguish its peculiar virtue so-called alexandrite or chameleon effects, implying that the stone can change its color in terms of lighting and sight angle.

4C elements for the perfect choice of the tanzanite rings

4C elements for the perfect choice of the tanzanite rings

As ordinary gemstones, the tanzanite is treated according to the GIA standard classification. That’s why, the original gemstones are accompanied by the relevant Certificate of Origin and the Certificate of Ethic Standards whereof every manufacturer, distributor, and final beneficiary could investigate the compliance with the yielding techniques of the tanzanite stones and the actual location of the mines. The particular accessories with moderate-size Tanzanian gems weighted over 1 carat and unset ones of the same weight should be supported with the Ayanda Tanzanite Certificate.

So, the above-mentioned classification is based on four primary parameters (“4C”) such as color, cut, clarity, and carat. However, science’s rapid development helps to discover the fifth parameter, named certainty.

First element - Color

Classification of the white diamonds stresses that as white the brilliant is so its value is increased respectively. However, for the colored gemstones, this rule is invalid because as usual, the rare and price-increased gems have deep and intensive color shades. 

There is no doubt that the tanzanite accessories such as rings, earrings, and bracelets are one of the most desirable ones that inspired their owners of royal style, and able to substitute even relevant sapphires.

This gemstone is trichroic and amazes with its ability to render three colors – blue, purple, and red – at the same time. The light passing through the gem reflects its angles, which make illusions of visual effects. The color of the processed gemstone depends on its cuts, keeping the typical range from intensive blue or violet to more light tints.

The most attractive color remains bright blue and, therefore, the jewelers are eager to highlight the blue tints upon the gem cutting.

The tint or the depth of color implies the coloring degree varying from dark shades to light ones, i.e. from saturated (AAA+) to toneless (A). The intensity of tints is an important criterion under the tanzanite classification. When you choose a tanzanite ring the gemstone intensity is of the degree of the gem light filling.

The intense colors are appreciated as a jewelry phenomenon. The interesting point is that the bigger gems are often darker colored. The jewelry stones weighing less than 5 carats are utmost deprived of the advantages to delight the bright colors.

Second element - Clarity

The clarity refers to the absence of any odd inserts and defects. The inserts are natural aspects that influence the clarity indicator and the gemstone value. Subject to the clarity classification the tanzanite-related accessories are within the range from Inner Failure Free (IF) to Clearly Identified Inserts.

The inserts noticed on barely visible parts e.g. girdles have lower impacts on the quality of the gemstone than those located directly over the central part. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the significant inserts located near a bottom or an angle determine the high probability of the gem break.

So, you should carefully check the reliable jewelry seller if you want your tanzanite ring to become a family heritage.

Third element - Cut

The gem cutting is not only its shape e.g. oval, round or pear, etc. It defines the shining level of the jewelry stone face. Tanzanite cutting is a complex and skilled kind of activity. Only a few jewelry masters are able to reach a perfect cut shape of this soft mineral, easily amenable to various damages

Fourth element - Carat

Every customer considers the gem carats to be the valid factor directly affecting its market price. In most cases, this is a quite reasonable argument. However, could the purchase be evaluated wisely if you have bought a large gem with a bad cut and pale non-natural colors?!

Fifth element - Certainty

This colored, underestimated counterpart of the famous sapphires fairly merits the status of the very beautiful gemstone and the reasonable investment solution. Hence, its purchase needs to check the certainty of this gemstone i.e. its authentic origin and its compliance with the ethical standards adhered at each step towards the jewelry boutique or web-store. In addition to 4С essences, the primary parameter for this gemstone verification is the certainty proving your purchase as legitimate and safe.

That’s why, please ask your jewelry consultant to show you the relevant certifications for the fancy tanzanite ring in order to check out the internationally approved grounds of your enjoyable acquisition.

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