Tiffany & Co. 6.56 Carat Tanzanite and Diamond Ring
ABOUT THIS RING
At first glance, you might think that extraordinary, vibrant, intensely blue stone that crowns this magnificent ring is a sapphire. It is not. Discovered in 1967 by a tailor in Tanzania near Mt. Kilimanjaro, the stone--blue zoisite-- soon became wildly popular in the United States. In 1968, Tiffany's chairman, Henry Platt, introduced the stone (he also renamed it 'Tanzanite,' believing it a more marketable name than zoisite) and it was an immediate success. The gorgeous violet-blue color of the 6.56 pear-shaped gem is beautifully accented by 32 exceptionally white and shimmering round brilliant-cut diamonds, perfectly complemented by steeply sloped shoulders also set with round brilliant cuts. A zigzag gallery design adds a distinctive dash of detail to this ravishing and remarkable ring. Total diamond weight, .63 carat. In platinum, currently ring size 6. Accompanied by its own Tiffany & Co. box.