A starry eyed cluster ring of platinum brings forth visions of explorations in exotic sites of far off lands. Spectacular on so many levels…yet there are tales to be told and adventures admired.
The gemstone featured is an oval faceted tanzanite. Discovered in 1967, it is a relatively new gem which is found in only one place in the entire world — near the hills of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa. A Masai tribal member came across a concentration of the crystals in northern Tanzania.
Vividly colored with a range from transparent blue to violet, this enticing gem soon became the darling of Tiffany & Co. who gave the stone its name and set out to have the world enjoy its intense coloration and exotic flare. The Company referred to it as “the most beautiful blue stone to be discovered in 2,000 years.”
That is the history which accompanies this circa 1990 estate platinum cluster ring, signed and hallmarked by Tiffany & Co. The 1.85 carat gemstone with proportions of 8.93 by 6.76 by 4.7 mm is embraced by ten brilliant cut diamonds placed in a pointed surround of sparkle.
An additional six brilliant cuts appoint the slender shoulders, bringing the total diamond weight to 1.32 carats (G-H color; VS clarity). The color contrast between the fiery blue purple gem and the prismatic essence of the diamonds is divine.