Mined only in one place in the world, tanzanite is an amazingly colored gem — blue surrounded with a kiss of purple. Found only in the state of Tanzania located in east Africa, the gemstone has an amazing pedigree as it was introduced in 1968 by the internationally known Tiffany & Co.
This late 20th century ring of 14k showcases a black opal cabochon of .85 carats. With its subtle but distinct variegated colors in the purple and neon blue range, its playmates of six tanzanite gems blend beautifully.
The tanzanites add up to a total of .30 carats. The minimalist mounting features a linear under-gallery and subtle open space accents.
A blend of yellow gold of 14k for the center holding the black opal cabochon and white gold for the remainder creates versatility.