C. 1990. From our Estate collection, this is .55 carat tanzanite and black opal ring presents an intriguing color-play set in bright 14kt gold. On a wide, bypass-style band, a trillion-cut tanzanite crosses paths with three free-form black opals. 14kt yellow gold ring. Exclusive, one-of-a-kind Estate Jewelry.
14KT: Karat (abbreviated kt or K) is a unit that indicates the purity of gold in the metal. 14kt is 58.33% gold. In the United States, 14K yellow gold is most favored and used in jewelry.
YELLOW GOLD: Gold is a precious metal with a natural yellow color. It is quite soft and often alloyed with other metals to increase its strength. The purity of the metal is indicated by a unit called a "karat," with 24kt having the highest percentage of natural gold.
POLISHED: A buffed-out finish used to produce a mirror-like shine.
TANZANITE: A new and rare discovery (1960's) that captures magnificent shades of purple and blue. Its crystal structure allows light to enter the stone and divide into two or three sectors which enhances the intensity of color. Tanzanite is an alternate for December birthstones.
(Color: Purple, Quantity: 1, Shape & Cutting Style: Trillion,
TRILLION: A variety of the modified brilliant-cut, sometimes called "trilliant" or "trillian." Features a faceted triangular shape, sometimes with curved edges.
Weight: 0.55 carats, Size: 5.5x5.5 mm)
OPAL: With an iridescent luster that can reveal a beautiful kaleidoscope of color, the opal has inspired many myths and legends. A white opal with swirls of soft pastel shades is popular for jewelry, but opals also come in black and blue. Opal is the gemstone for October birthdays.
(Color: Black, Quantity: 3, Shape & Cutting Style: Free-form)