The fabulous large tanzanite stone was mined in the foothills of Mount Kiliminjaro and given a brilliant cushion cut to bring its beauty to life. It flashes blue, purple and bronze from different angles—one can see why it is considered to be one of the most gorgeous gemstones mined in East Africa. It is a stone that speaks to its viewer.
Large tanzanite gemstones are rare, and thus expensive. Blue is also more valuable than one that tends to purple—but to bring out the blue colour means the gemstone cutting loss is higher: yet another reason why this ring is even more valuable. Not only this, but the craftsmanship required to capture the stone in a setting that really shows its beauty is a work of art. As connoisseurs of precious gems know, to attempt this ‘rub-over’ miligrain setting to hold the stone without the usual ‘claws’ is fraught with difficulties as tanzanite is so easy to damage.