Janet Deleuse Tanzanite & Diamond PendantLioness with her sleeping cub behind her, we captured this moment on a hot, still afternoon in Meru, Kenya. Photo credit: Jeff Deleuse
Lavender blue in natural light by day and exhibiting reddish violets in artificial light at night, this newly discovered color was immediately treasured. There has not been any other deposits of Tanzanite found since 1967; therefore, limiting the quantities available and increasing the value of gem quality large stones. Wearing a Tanzanite is like having a shimmering bouquet of periwinkle flowers–that last forever.
10.65 carat teardrop tanzanite, two half-moon tanzanites, perfect .36 ct. VS, D-E, white baguette diamond, hand-fabricated in San Francisco, original Janet Deleuse Design