(Closed) Tanzanite e-ring

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

Mine’s tanzanite, with two little accent diamonds, and I love it so much!

 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Tanzanite is an amazing colour but it’s quite soft, easily scratched and rather delicate so you’ve got to be careful with it.

For reference, diamond is a 10 on the Mohs scale and tanzanite is around 6-7. If you’re hard on jewellery but want a blue stone, you would be better looking into getting a sapphire (9) or perhaps an aquamarine (8). The Mohs scale is a relative scale so diamonds (10) are about 4-5 times harder than sapphires (9), which are about 2 times harder than aquamarines (8).

I’d only get a Tanzanite engagement ring if you’re careful with jewellery. Otherwise, it might be better as a necklace or pair of earrings.

Beautiful rings, ladies!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@sheep105:  Sounds like a good choice for you then! Post pictures when you get it!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

@sheep105:  My fiance picked it entirely himself, but he researched pretty extensively based on stone hardness, value and rarity. He liked that it was rarer than diamond, he liked the colours. And he thought it was my birthstone.

 

It’s not, incidentally, but it matched my RHR which my parents got me for my graduation, so it worked out pretty well.

 

I’ve not noticed any problems with the stone regarding scratches or anything, and I’m not particularly dainty-handed. I work in an office, so not with my hands or anything, but it’s still in one piece and I’ve had it since September.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I love tanzanite, and how it can come in a variety of shades of that signature color. I have a few pieces that I wear on special occasions.

I must say that i fell in love with this one when I was browsing in tiffanys a few weeks ago.  I’m not generally a tiffany fan, but this ring was beautiful

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@sheep105: Not quite the same ring but the Tiffany Soleste® Ring in tanzanite retails for £6,575 or $8500 (both cushion cut and pear). Hope that helps.

Do look into sapphires if you are going to be wearing your ring all the time though!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

One thing besides durability to watch out for in tanzanite is if you want a specific color- it goes from a very dark blue to a very light lavender. If you aren’t super specific or if your FI to be cant differentiate color well, you can end up with a color that’s far from what you wanted. 

For non-diamonds, I always recommend researching extensively about recommended care and likely concerns first. As PPs have mentioned, tanzanite is either not an everyday ring or you should be prepared after a few years to replace the stone or have a damaged stone. For instance, tanzanite can get damaged if you wear it while taking stuff out of the oven (the difference between room temp & oven temp even for a short time can damage the stone). 

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
Post # 16
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Helper bee

Mine is a RHR. It’s a 8x6mm emerald cut Tanzanite with channel set diamonds on the band. It’s set in silver. Ring size 8.5.

On the durability question: I’ve been wearing it daily for 18 month and it hasn’t shown any wear. I live in Canada, so it’s gone from -35 celcius to +35 celcius temperatures and been fine. I do take it off to wash dishes, shower, sleep, garden … but it seems to be doing fine.

 

 

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