African Gem Cutter Makes $2,689,000 Mistake...Will You? Allegedly, just two years after the discovery of tanzanite in 1967,...Click here to see appraisal details
African Gem Cutter Makes $2,689,000 Mistake...Will You?
Allegedly, just two years after the discovery of tanzanite in 1967, a Maasai tribesman knocked on the door of a gem cutter's office in Nairobi. The Maasai had brought along an enormous chunk of tanzanite and was looking to sell. His asking price? Fifty dollars. But the gem cutter was suspicious and assumed that a stone so large could only be glass. He told the tribesman, no thanks. Huge mistake. It turns out that the gem was genuine and based on common pricing, that "chunk" could have been worth close to $3,000,000!
Would you have made the same mistake? Will you make it today?
Tanzanite has become one of the world's most coveted gemstones. Found in only one place on Earth (in Tanzania's remote Merelani Hills, in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro), the precious purple stone is 1,000 times rarer than diamonds. Luxury retailers have been warning that supplies of tanzanite will not last forever. And in this case, they're right. Most believe we only have a few years left. Some along Fifth Avenue are more than happy to charge you outrageous prices for this rarity. Not Stauer. Staying true to our contrarian nature, we've decided to lower the price of one of the world's rarest gemstones.
Sunburst Genuine Tanzanite Ring (2 ctw)
Our 2-Carat Sunburst Tanzanite Ring features marquise-cut gems set in gorgeous sterling silver. Each facet sparkles with the distinct violet-blue hue of the precious stones. Behind the shine you'll find that the exquisite silverwork of the setting calls to mind the treasures being produced by Europe's finest jewelers. This is a ring designed to impress and it does not disappoint. You can own this spectacular ring for less than $100. But, please don't wait. Our supply is dropping rapidly.$79.003.9/5 (20)