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Tanzanite Section
From R1000 to R50 000

Full Range of Tanzenite availible!

From one Carat to all sizes

Tanzanite Rings

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platinum & tanzanite from R5,000

price depends on size & colour

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TANZANITE 5  STONE

 

R25,000

 

Read our customers positive feed back comments on the specials page!

 

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54 ST GEORGES MALL CAPE TOWN

LOOK OUT FOR OUR LANDMARK ANTIQUE CLOCK ABOVE THE STORE

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18ct Tanzanite & Diamond Trilliant vb1 R23,000. prices depend on tanz.size & quality

WATCH - CLOCK & JEWELLERY REPAIRS

We have very specialised workshops for the above. I pride my self with keeping an eye on these personally.  

We service,restore & repair all watches & prestigious makes like: Rolex,Breitling,Omega,Longine,IWC, Tag Heuer,Jaeger,Seiko ,Cartier & Raymond Weil etc.

Our watchmakers do excellent  repair work we guarantee major repairs & work closely with all the agents.

I personally do the smaller repairs like, pins, shortening straps, batteries,waterproofing & pressure testing while u wait.

No job is too small for us.Let us quote you on your watch,clock & jewellery repairs! 

We also evaluate, design, remodel and manufacture jewellery & engagement rings.

Email pzetler@mweb.co.za or contact us with your tel no for any quote you may require   or call philip on     0214232771 or 0832162623 or WhatsApp me 

          Trading Hours
Monday - Friday - 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 1pm
Sunday/Public Holiday - Closed

Philip Zetler Jewellers is situated on 54 St. Georges Mall between Spec Savers & the Reserve Bank, one block up from the Cape Sun Hotel, opposite Woolworths , in the city centre Cape Town, South Africa.

Look out for our Famous Landmark Antique Clock above our Store!

Personalised Professional Service , in Buying & Selling  Diamonds , Jewellery, Watches & Krugerrands.

DEPOSITS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE

BUYERS & SELLERS ID REQUIRED.

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COLOUR GRADING

Tanzanite can show a dominance of intensity of either Blue or Violet or a combination thereof. When colour grading the dominant colour (HUE) of the stone will be mentioned last e.g. Blue-Violet (Violet being the dominant colour) and Violet-Blue (Blue being the dominant colour).

There are five categories of saturation (the strength of the hue). Vivid being the darkest colour on the grading scale and pale being the lightest.

CLARITY

Clarity - Refers to the imperfections that may occur in the stone.

LC:        Loupe Clean - No internal inclusions visible using 10x magnification. The stone may have small abrasions that are invisible to the naked eye.

EC:        Eye Clean - Minor internal inclusions and external abrasions not visible to the naked eye.

LI:          Lightly Included - Minor noticeable inclusions that can be seen with the naked eye.

MI:         Moderately Included - Larger noticeable inclusions that can be easily seen with the naked eye and have a negative affect on appearance.

HI:         Heavily Included - Inclusions that cover majority of stone and have a serious affect on appearance.

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Tanzanite Pendants

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VALENTINE SPECIAL  DISCOUNTS
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pendants from R2,000

please EMAIL pzetler@mweb.co.za 

with tel no  any request or call philip on 021 4232771 or 0832162623 or WhatsApp me.

        Trading Hours 
Monday - Friday - 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 1pm
Sunday/Public Holiday - Closed

skype me on philnel

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Various loose tanzanite pears & ovals

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Tanzanite Earings

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beautiful colours

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18CT Cushon Cut Tanzanite Earings from R10,000 price depends on size & quality of Tanz.
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Loose Tanzanite Stones

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OVAL LAYOUT

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CABASHONS

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5.62ct cusion cut VBI R39,999 -$5,666 (sold)
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WE HAVE ALL SHAPES AND SIZES

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4.78CT oval AAA R39,999 - $5,666 OUR TANZANITE STONES ARE OF THE VERY BEST CUT, QUALITY & COLOUR ALL ARE CERTIFIED

Please e-mail us your order

 

Tanzanite: Prize of a Gem Safari

The gemstone discoveries in East Africa in the 1960s transformed the jewelry world: new varieties, new colors, and new variations on existing species made that decade the most exciting time in the gemstone industry in our lifetimes.

But no gemstone discovered in East Africa has had more of an impact on the world gemstone market than tanzanite, a velvety blue variety of the mineral zoisite that was found for the first time in 1967 and named after the country of its birth by Tiffany & Co in New York, who introduced the gemstone to the world market in 1969.

Tanzanite is the ultimate prize of a gem safari. Its rich purples and blues often have a depth comparable to the finest sapphire. Paler tanzanite has a delicate periwinkle color like the eyes of Elizabeth Taylor. It is supremely rare, coming from only one place in the world, the Merelani Hills of Tanzania, in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro.

New mining techniques and the liberalization of the Tanzanian economy has helped to boost production in the past few years to make tanzanite more available than ever before in the history of the gemstone.

The source of its mesmerizing color is that tanzanite is trichroic: that is, it shows different colors when viewed in different directions. One direction is blue, another purple, and another bronze, adding subtle depths to the color. When tanzanite is found in the ground, the bronze color dominates. However, with gentle heating, the cutter can watch the blue color bloom and deepen in the stone.

Legend has it that the affect of heat was first discovered when some brown zoisite crystals laying on the ground with other rocks were caught in a fire set by lightning that swept through the grass covered Merelani hills northeast of Arusha. The Masai herders who drive cattle in the area noticed the beautiful blue color and picked the crystals up, becoming the first tanzanite collectors.

Choosing a Tanzanite

The color of tanzanite is most intense in sizes above ten carats. Smaller tanzanites are usually paler in color. Tanzanites which are more blue rather than purple tend to be more expensive because the crystals tend to form with the blue color axis oriented along the width of the crystal instead of the length. That means that if the cutter chooses to maximize the purity of the blue color, the stone cut from the rough will be smaller and will cost more per carat. The blue color, however, is so beautiful, that the sacrifice is often worth it.

Tanzanite jewelry is a little more delicate than other gemstone jewelry and should not be set in a ring that will be worn during strenuous activity. Never clean tanzanite in an ultrasonic cleaner or resize or repair a ring set with tanzanite because the stone could shatter in the heat of a torch. It is available in a variety of shapes and sometimes in large sizes that are perfect for an important necklace.

What color is better?

The richer the color the better the stone, Tanzanites which are more blue rather than purple tend to be more rare and therefore more expensive, some experts consider a 50:50 mix of blue and purple the ultimate stone, if it doesn't have some nice blue in it keep looking.

Is tanzanite heat treated?

Yes, tanzanite in it's natural form is normally a brown color. Legends say that the affect of heat treatment was first discovered when brown zoisite crystals laying on the ground were caught in a fire set by lightning that swept through the grass covered Merelani hills. The Masai herders who drive cattle in the area noticed the beautiful blue color andpickedthe crystals up, becoming the first tanzanite collectors.

Tanzanite is a soft stone like opal so it should not be worn as an every day ring, otherwise it can be scratched, if it's bezel set or somehow protected it can be used, but still be careful

Should I buy now, I heard stories about flooding in the mines?

The flooding in the mines happens every year, just like we have our winter in NY, in Tanzania they have a rainy season where the mines get flooded every year for several months, never buy a gemstone based on someone's speculation, buy it because you love it, tanzanite is a rare stone though coming from only one place in the world, the Merelani Hills of Tanzania, in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Full Range of Tanzenite availible!

Please contact us if you require a specific tanzenite stone. All sizes, colours and prices available.

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