Tanzanite Pricelist

AYANDA TANZANITE © PRICELIST

Prices are for round cut tanzanite. Well cut and internally flawless.

A tanzanite’s value is based on the gem’s unique characteristics: colour, clarity and carat weight. The higher the tanzanite is graded according to its grading, the higher the price. This pricelist represents relative asking price for well cut round brilliant cut tanzanite that are graded under six times magnification, are internally flawless and are equal to a VVS clarity grading.

Please note the below prices are quoted USD $ per carat.
Which means for example: 0.10ct A/IF Tanzanite is $2 per stone using this formula: 0.10ct x $20 = $2

Carat A AA AAA AAA+
0.10 – 0.30 ct 20 35 60 80
0.31 – 0.50 ct 30 50 70 100
0.51 – 0.80 ct 45 60 100 150
0.81 – 1.00 ct 50 65 110 160
1.10 – 1.50 ct 110 220 350 400
1.51 – 2.00 ct 150 300 40 500
2.01 – 3.00 ct 200 350 475 550
3.01 – 5.00 ct 220 370 500 575
5.00 – 8.00 ct 240 390 520 600
8.01 – 10.00 ct 250 400 550 625
10.01 – 12.00 ct 275 425 575 650
12.01 – 15.00 ct 300 450 600 700
15.01 – 20.00 ct 330 480 625 750

LOOSE TANZANITE

We ship loose tanzanite worldwide, duty-free

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The decision to purchase a Tanzanite is made for many reasons. Uppermost should be what will the resultant pierce of jewellery be. Tanzanite exhibits a relatively low hardness (6.5-7 on Mohs scale) and having a perfect cleavage is not very resistant to knocks or scratching. Therefore it should be worn with care at all time and preferable in pierces such as earring, and pendant before the choice of an everyday ring is reached. With care a master craftsman can create a ring for daily wear that does justice to the gem and protects is within certain limitations of design.

HOW PRICING WORKS

Unlike the diamond industry, the tanzanite market is driven purely by the laws of demand and supply. Many forces are at work to try and influence market demand and perceived value. One important factor is “nomenclature”, the effective classification of gemstones into categories. The traditional Precious Gemstones,  Diamond, Emerald,  Ruby and Blue Sapphire, definitely  command a premium price in the market due to their lasting appeal, distinguished history, durability and rarity.  Even though today many of these stones are treated or enhanced in some way, the label “precious” adds a hefty premium to the price.

TRADITIONAL PRICING FACTORS

All pricing is an interpolation of the various factors involved in both grading and cutting. Factors which typically effect the pricing are:

Cost of Rough – This includes the initial cost of the rough, sorting, cleaning and cobbing.

Cutting – High quality cutting is labor intensive and expensive.

Market Values – Certain factors can effect the day to day pricing, for example when a new fashion trend out strips supply for a few weeks following a particularly favourable show or launch. Or when political unrest restricts supply of a certain gem or gems.

Rarity – Rarity not only in the type, color, and quality of the tanzanite but also the rarity of the cut itself.

BETTER VALUE

Tanzanite is classified within the New Classics list of gemstones.  These are the up and comers or the rising stars of the jewellery world. We have seen the veritable explosion in the popularity of Tanzanite in the past decade. Other members of the grouping are, Aquamarine, Imperial Topaz, Tourmaline and Tsavorite. With popularity comes familiarity, and we are seeing a healthy year on year increase in the sale price of these five leaders in this group of gems.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR THE BUYER

In nutshell the market forces are (in no particular order), marketing, perception, fashion, availability and cartels, all exerting either a natural or unnatural effect on product pricing.

In the end, purchasing tanzanite is a very personal thing; your choice ultimately resides with what you love and will enjoy. Beauty in the natural world as they say, hides in unusual places.

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