Purple/Blue Tanzanite Earring set in Ivory, Approx 8x6 mm Oval
Alaskan Native crafted ivory with oval natural Tanzanite as center stone of earring set.
Beautiful, one of a kind Native Alaskan made earrings – although the same precious stones may be used, no two sets will ever be exactly the same – your assurance of a unique collectable.
Purple/Blue Tanzanite oval gems, sized 7.73 mm x 5.80 mm x 3.44 mm each. Very deep purplish blue sparkle! Gems total weight 2.21 ct, total earring weight 23 ct. Size 17.23 mm H x 15.0 mm W x 6.0 mm depth. Earrings set with sterling silver fish hook ear wires (will include a pair of stainless steel ear wires for those sensitive to silver).
Earring art set crafted by verified Alaskan Native Artist through the Silver Hand program, your assurance of authentic Native Art. Each set comes with Silver Hand tag bearing artist name, permit number and date created.
Additional gem information:
From www.geology.com,Tanzanite is one of the top ten best-selling colored stones in today's gem and jewelry markets. That is a surprise considering that it was only discovered in the 1960s, while all of the other best-selling colored stones have been known for centuries or millennia. It has a unique blue color that grows in popularity as more people learn about it. At the same time, tanzanite is a rare gem. All of the known deposits are confined to a few square miles of land in northern Tanzania. It is the only gemstone with a large and rapidly growing popularity that has such a limited known supply. Some people believe that the currently known tanzanite resource could be depleted in just a few decades.
STATE OF ALASKA SILVER HAND PROGRAM TRADEMARK
The Silver Hand seal is protected under State of Alaska trademark statute and regulation. The seal may only be used by individuals (other than Silver Hand permit holders) or organizations with Alaska State Council on the Arts’ explicit permission. Courtesy Alaska Council of the Arts http://www.eed.state.ak.us/aksca/native.htm