========[ Invite a Friend - http://www.ganoksin.com/invite.htm ]========
hi carolyn in the beautiful upstate
tanzanite is quite soft for a gem and sort of fragile. in protected
settings such a necklace pendant and ear rings the stones should do
well. in a ring with a lot of metal surrounding the stone to protect
it, then probably ok, especially if used only for special occasions.
if departures magazine adveritser can get someone to pay those
prices, let me know who is purchasing them, i have several tanzanite
stones in inventory.
tanzanite can be a very beautiful stone, if good color, clarity and
cut are present. however, much tanzanite on the current market is
light colored and has many inclusions.
have a great day
john (in the beautiful upstate of south carolina)
John Atwell Rasmussen
Rasmussen Gems and Jewelry