NEWS FLASH/TANZANITE UPDATE:
It was recently announced that TanzaniteOne (the company responsible for mining) has ceased ALL mining operations at the tanzanite site. They have gone so deep into the earth that it has become extremely dangerous for anyone to go down in the mines. Additionally, the material they were pulling up was so included and pale that it has caused the company to lose money now for the past five consecutive quarters.
The demand for this gemstone already far exceeds the supply and now that the announcement of TanzaniteOne pulling out of Tanzania has been made public, the cost is going to skyrocket!
Marquise cut tanzanite can be very expensive because of the unique shape. During the lapidary process, much of the rough material is lost in order to fashion the shape. Marquise cut gems in general tend to be more expensive and rarer than other cuts due to these reasons.
This is strongly saturated and high clarity VVS-1 (very few inclusions only seen with a jeweler's loupe). It is "eye clean". This is AAA grade material.
The stone is just shy of one full carat and weighs 0.95 carats and measures 9 x 4 mm. It would make a fantastic ring in a vertical parallel with your finger. If you want to make a pendant you could do a vertical or horizontal. This would also make a gorgeous wire wrapping too.
Tanzanite is quickly running out and once it is mined out, it is gone. There are no other sources on the planet. There is less than a one in a million chance of ever finding the right conditions to find another source of blue zoisite.
As with all of my gemstones, I personally run the stones through rigorous gemological testing with various equipment to verify its authenticity.
If you are interested and have any questions, please contact me. I actually have a treasure trove of tanzanite of many sizes, shapes, cuts that I have not posted so if you are looking for a specific size or cut by all means contact me and I might be able to help you find what you are looking for.
PLEASE NOTE: If you plan on creating a ring out of this marquise cut stone, make sure you consult with your local jeweler who can help you choose a specific "protective type setting" because the the points at each terminus of the stone are susceptible to chipping, cracking and breaking off. If you are planning to use the stone for some other form of jewelry then there is no need to purchase a protective setting as other forms of jewelry are not susceptible to the bumping and knocking mechanical damage that rings are exposed to.
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My shipping rates are a flat fee of 4.50 for the first item and 0.99 for each additional item in the same order. This covers all the costs of envelopes, packaging material, handling fees and trips to the post office. Unfortunately, the USPS has raised their rates on ALL domestic and international packages by over 35 percent as of Thursday, January 31, 2018. I sincerely apologize for the shipping rate increase but is beyond my control.
If you are an INTERNATIONAL BUYER, please contact me prior to checkout so I can look up the correct postage for your particular country. Sometimes there are issues with the customs agency of your country, so expect that there might possibly be a delay in delivery of your item. Please note, once a package leaves the United States, there is nothing I can really do to find out exactly where your package might be. If there is an issue, please use the customs number I provided with your order and contact your country's customs agency to find out when you may expect to receive your item.
Additionally, for both domestic and international orders, please understand that I cannot be held responsible for incorrectly delivered packages, stolen packages or items lost by the United States post office or your country's postal service. In these cases, I will do my best to work with you to locate your package with the tracking number provided by USPS or in international shipping cases the customs number for your package. This also includes items being returned to me for refunds or exchanges as well.
Most of my jewelry is inexpensive so insurance is not necessary however some more expensive items, ie. emeralds, ruby, tanzanite, morganite and sapphires, & some of the vintage coins must be insured. PLEASE NOTE: Insurance and tracking fees have already been calculated in the shipping costs you see posted for any items requiring insurance. All items with a value over $100 will be insured for both the buyer's and seller's protection.
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All items purchased from my shop carry a 30 day warranty. Any item found to be damaged within 30 days of original receipt date will either be replaced (if possible) or a refund given for the full purchase price including shipping costs.
PLEASE NOTE: Items that are deemed to be damaged by improper handling or cleaning on the part of the purchaser are not covered under this warranty.
It is highly advised that you inspect your gemstone or jewelry piece very carefully immediately upon receipt because after the thirty day warranty period expires from the original receipt date, I cannot issue any refunds or exchanges for any purchase of any kind. This is in part due to the large number of attempted scams that force me to strictly adhere to this policy.
I have included some tips and pointers below to aid you in taking better care of your merchandise and specific cleaning techniques to help minimize potential damage occurring to your jewelry or gems.
Many of my gemstone jewelry items can be fragile if not protected from knocks and bumps due to their hardness scores on the Moh's scale. Care must be taken by the buyer to protect against damage especially rings as they are the type of jewelry most susceptible to damage and softer, more brittle gemstones, for example, opals and gemstones with lower Moh's numbers.
Care must also be taken when cleaning certain gemstones. Never use ANY harsh chemicals or ultrasonic cleaning on ANY items purchased from my shop. Using plain mild soap and warm water with an ultra soft toothbrush is the best cleaning method. This will help avoid damage to the gemstones used in creating some of my jewelry items and the gemstones themselves.
If you have any additional questions on how to take care of and protect your specific gemstone or jewelry piece, please do not hesitate to contact me. I would be more than happy to share my knowledge with you.
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