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Our collection of unique, classic and finely designed jewellery pieces stands in a class of their own. Accent is on a mixture of timeless designs and contemporary creations, superbly set and crafted in Platinum, Gold or Silver.

Whether it’s a selection from one of our readymade pieces or loose gemstones or sitting down with one of our designers to design make and exclusive custom piece, Elias delivers not only satisfaction on design but a true guarantee of Quality.

Elias, since 1963

Discreetly known for the finest Tanzanites

Buyer’s guide

One the most intriguing and desirable gemstones in modern times, Tanzanite is the glacial queen amidst jewels. Only discovered in 1967, Tanzanite is one of the world’s rarest gemstones with only a single known source at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and its supply is finite.

Gemmologists and gemstone graders at Elias Jewellers have created this clear and authoritative grading standard to help a consumer understand the variations in quality and price of this rare and precious stone. In a similar way to Diamonds, Tanzanite is graded according to the 4 C’s: colour, clarity cut and carat. The higher the combination if these characters, the more rare and valuable the stone. Understand and check all the 4 C’s before purchasing your Tanzanite.

Always ask for a certificate for the Tanzanite you buy and make sure the certificate is authorised either by a recognised institute or a certified credential gemmologist or gemstone grader. The recipient of this report may wish to consult a credential jeweller or gemmologist about the information contained herein. Since the colour, cut and clarity grades of Tanzanite often represent ranges of appearance, whenever possible, individuals should view the Tanzanite rather than relying solely on the report information before making purchases.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON TANZANITES, TANZANITE GRADING CERTIFICATES AND JWELLERY PLEASE VISIT ONE OF OUR STORS IN STONETOWN OR VISIT ELIASJEWELLERY.COM

Grading chart

Colour

AAA         EXCEPTIONAL

AA            VIVID

A               INTENSE

AB            MODERATE

B               PALE

Colour refers to quality and its degree of saturation. The depth of colour ranges from Exceptional to Pale. Stones are split into one of the five different colour classifications depending on the intensity of the colour, regardless whether they are more violet or blue.

Clarity

IF              INTERNALLY FLAWLESS

EC             EYE CLEAN

SI              SLIGHTLY INCLUDED

MI            MODERATELY INCLUDED

HI              HEAVILY INCLUDED

Clarity refers to any natural inclusions or blemishes in the Tanzanite. Clarity grades are given according to the coloured stone system of type I, type II and type III gemstones. Tanzanite ranges from internally Flawless, Eye clean, to Heavily included.

Cut

EXCELLENT

VERY GOOD

GOOD

FAIR

POOR

 

Cut refers to a Tanzanite’s angles and proportions. An “Excellent” cut means that the stone reflects light to create a maximum brilliance.

 

Carat

Carat Weight is the term used to measure a Tanzanite’s weight. One carat has 100 points and weighs 1/5 of a gram.