by Madhubanti Rudra
Pendant is a very important piece of jewellery, in as much as it is supposed to highlight the most prominent part of the body. The shape, the size, and the colour –these three factors together amount to the beauty of a pendant which in turn performs the duty of adorning the upper part of one’s figure.
Summary: Pendant is a very important piece of jewellery, in as much as it is supposed to highlight the most prominent part of the body. The shape, the size, and the colour –these three factors together amount to the beauty of a pendant which in turn performs the duty of adorning the upper part of one’s figure.
Trends of modern fashion
Dazzling designer ensembles, teamed with glittering jewelleries-today’s fashion savvy generation know that, there is much more than this, associated with the word, fashion. The boom in information technology, and the invasion of the remotest parts of the world, by the satellites overhead, has revolutionized the way of lives of common people all over the world. The very definition of styling has transformed. A fashionable get-up today is viewed as an entire package. To look stylish, not only the outfit, you have to take good care of your accessories as well. Today’s fashion experts are of the view that, proper accessorizing can bring out the x factor hidden within you, which can set you apart from everybody else. Although the objects like wrist watch, handbag or shoes have become important as accessories, a piece of jewellery is the most traditional and sophisticated among them. The choice of right jewellery is a matter of vast imaginative thinking. The jewllery industry seems to have traveled a long way in recent years, emphasis being shifted from conventional to fusion and exotic. The jewellery industry is flooded by some really gifted designers, who with their innovative genius creating the real pieces of art. The novelty of their efforts lies in their experimentations with new metals and new stones. In this process, world came to witness the rise of some newcomers in the world of gems and jewelleries, which have been unknown to the world even 2 or 3 decades ago. Among them, most interesting is the case of Tanzanite, whose climb to the position of prominence surprised even the specialists in this field.
Facts about tanzanite pendants
Pendant is a very important piece of jewellery, in as much as it is supposed to highlight the most prominent part of the body. The shape, the size, and the colour -these three factors together amount to the beauty of a pendant which in turn performs the duty of adorning the upper part of one’s figure. The pendant should be rightly paired with attire. Not only the colour and size of the pendant should match the dress, it should provide the right backdrop to the overall purpose of dressing. Formal as well as informal outfits are to be strategically teamed with different pattern and types of jewelleries. An important advantage concerning a tanzanite pendant is that, because of its flexible colour arrangement, a tanzanite pendant in any shape and size, become indeed spectacular. Not only that, its unique colour can efficiently back any outfit-formal or informal, western or oriental. Fusion being the guiding force of present international jewellery industry, tanzanite pendants carry that extra potential of bringing out the contemporary and exotic appeal simultaneously.
How to buy tanzanite pendants
Possessing stone studded jewelleries speaks of one’s sophisticated tastes. But buying them is not an easy task. This is also true for the tanzanite jewelleries. So before losing your heart to any particular piece, you must check out for the details of tanzanites. Like all other gemstones, 4cs (cut, clarity, colour and carat weight) are important also for tanzanites. Among them foremost of importance is its colour.
The colour of tanzanite is one of the most important factors behind its immense popularity. Although the bluish violet is the most common colour in tanzanite, the intensity of blue or violet varies with its size. Blue tanzanites which are very rare, come only in big pieces of stones, weighing over 10 ctweight.The small stones in the category of 1-3 cts display soft velvety tone. Another peculiarity relating tanzanite is its shifting of colour under different lights. With different backgrounds of white or yellowish light, it exhibits varying degree of red yellow or orange flashes. So, in order to test the authenticity of the stone, always examine it under the background of sorts of lights.
Cut is important not only for bringing out its brilliance, a skillful cutting determines, which one of the colour component-blue or violet-will get the prominence.
So far as the clarity or clearness of the stone is concerned, tanzanite is known for its transparency with almost no inclusions. Cleavage is said to be perfect. But being a soft stone, the fractures inside are brittle. However, as for other gemstones, so for the tanzanites, presence of natural inclusion is a proof of their being real. Because, glass or any other imitation stones don’t have such inclusions.
Care: The most important aspect of buying a tanzanite is knowing about its care. This stone belonging to zoist family, is a softer variety of gemstone, that ranks in Mohs scale,6-7. This implies, wearing tanzanite jewellery needs special care and protection. It is very prone to develop cracks by sudden temperature change, pressure or bumps. Simple use of brush and soap water is the best way of cleaning tanzanite .Professionals however ,recommend ionic solution for their cleaning. Also tanzanite pendants should be preserved with care in separate cotton lined box.
Treatment: Another important information regarding tanzanite is its treatment. Its fine violet-blue colour is the result of gradual heating of the stone at a temperature of 500 to 700 degree Celsius. The colour thus created is permanent and in no way comes in the way of its durability. So, heat treatment does not affect its price adversely.
Price: The low availability of tanzanite has made it a costly gem. In international market, rare big tanzanites sell for $1000 per carat, while, small and more common, purple coloured tanzanites come with a lower price tag of nearly $400 per carat.
Now you have all the information to be a proud owner of a beautiful tanzanite pendant. Best of luck. On the basis of the above guide, the piece of your choice is definitely going to be a show-stopper.