Saturday, 8 January 2011

A TIFFANY tanzanite estate ring

This is a great diamond setting by Donald Clafin for Tiffany and Co from the 1960's featuring a great cushion-cut tanzanite stone. Tanzanite is the latest gem ever discovered worldwide. It was first found by gemologist John Saul in Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania in 1967. He presented the crystal to the then Chairman of Tiffany's who immediately decided to take the lead in its introduction to the fine jewellery market changing its name from Zoisite to Tanzanite due to its origin. It is 1,000 times more rare than diamonds and the mines are expected to run out in ten years.

I found this ring at Macklowe Gallery