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Tanzigrrl

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Introducing the "Manhattan Velvet" as I call it. An 8.56 carat, 12 x 12 face-up, cushion-cut tanzanite from Paraiba International. I went to NYC hoping to find the right stone and after spending an hour with very patient and helpful Adam, I selected this stunner. I am very pleased with my purchase! The stone is fabulous and Adam was wonderful to work with!

Some of you may remember my tanzanite ring (pictured). The tanzanite in my ring is a 3.98 carat cushion cut. The two stones are very well matched in color and shape. I'm planning on having this new stone set into a necklace. Not a pendant, but a necklace. I have a parcel of 22 (.08 carat each) diamonds to add into the design. I'm thinking of something with filagree, a really fancy bib necklace piece. :appl:

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Burberrygirl

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Omg, your new tanzanite is absolutely lovely! The color is beautiful, and the name "Manhattan Velvet" is perfect for it. I can not wait to see the necklace you come up with. It's going to be gorgeous!
 

Novel

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Gorgeous! What a glow. And still love that ring! Your plan sounds fantastic, so classic.
 

LD

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Lovely gemstone. Please don't be tempted to put it in a ring. I've got an 8ct Tanzanite ring and I could knock people out with it! It's a much better idea to set as a pendant. I can't wait to see what you do with it.
 

Arkteia

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The color is fantastic and it is SO-O velvety! Enjoy! I bet you'll get a lot of compliments on it.
 

Barrett

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that sucker is a stunner..nice buy!
 

marcy

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That is a treasure! Your tanzanite is gorgeous.
 

Tanzigrrl

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Thank you all so very much for all of your comments. It is so wonderful to have a forum where people share my passion. You know that I'll keep you updated once I get around to getting it set into a necklace. I say now that it will be a while, but I bet I'll actually do it before the close of 2011. :tongue:
 

minousbijoux

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I love that deep saturation :love: And sometimes, I like the wait before having something set because it gives me time to just stare and imagine. Half the time my ideas of what I want change while I'm waiting and imagining. And if they don't change, then I know I've really found the perfect project and setting.
 

Tanzigrrl

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It shows a lot of violet, actually. It photographs blue and it's definitely blue-dominant but the violet coming from this stone is amazing. It pretty much depends on the lighting. These photos were shot outside in late morning light, around 11am.
 

T L

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The color on your tanzanite shows why they're such popular gems. Enjoy your beautiful new stone.
 

SB621

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oh oh oh i love statement jewelry!!! I think it is gorgeous adn cant' wait to see your necklace! Keep us posted on it!
 

erinl

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Gorgeous!!! I have a 3 plus carat tanz coming my way this week, the pics of your new beauty makes me more impatient to see mine!! I cannot wait to see how you set this, it sounds absolutely regal!
 

tyty333

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Wow! Thats a stunner!
 

ooo~Shiney!

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Manhattan Velvet is a gorgeous stunner of a gem !!! :love: :cheeky: :love: :cheeky:
Since I love pendants, I can only IMAGINE the loveliness of that velvety blue-purple in a
beautiful setting..... swoon !!!!!!!
 

colorluvr

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Gorgeous stone, congratulations!
 

Tanzigrrl

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Thank you all, so much! I'm very excited. I need to have a few repairs done to a few other pieces of jewelry and I'm taking my new tanzanite along to show my favorite jeweler/gemologist today.
 

chrono

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A very rich satiny colour; it's definitely going to be a star in your new necklace.
 

Kismet

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Ooh, I love that color! Very nice find indeed.
 
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