would be beautifully complemented by a sunny yellow 18ct setting
11.43mm x 9.33mm & base to table 5.90mm
Perfect for a Yellow 18ct claw-set pendant or oversize occasional Solitaire Ring – Tanzanite is a 6 on the Mohs Scale of hardness, fluorite (toothpaste compound) is a 1 and Diamonds are a 10, so an occasional ring would be safer.
No gem discovered in East Africa has had more of an impact on the world gemstone market than tanzanite, found for the first time in 1967 and named after the country of its birth by Tiffany & Co in New York, who introduced the gemstone to the world market in 1969. There are several mines within the Merelani range, located in the Simanjiro district, at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro.