diamond engagement rings, wedding and anniversary eternity rings, earrings and pendants, all set with the unique My Girl diamond and delicately set in the purest of precious metals, including platinum and 18K white, yellow or rose gold." >
solitaire diamond, a three-stone trilogy or a unique design, you are certain to find the perfect engagement ring for the one you love at Shimansky, home to South Africa’s most popular diamond engagement ring designs and designer jewellery. Choose from a variety of different diamond shapes and cuts, including the round brilliant, Brilliant 10, My Girl, Marquise, heart, emerald cut, asscher and princess diamonds set in only the purest precious metals – including platinum, palladium, 18K white, yellow or rose gold. " >
Max-Line collection offers men’s wedding band designs set in palladium, a rare luxurious white metal that resembles platinum. This lightweight metal is hard-wearing, hypoallergenic, resistant to corrosion, oxidation and tarnishing, making it perfect for everyday wear. Palladium has a unique lustre which is visible in the Max-Line collection as it contains 95% pure palladium. This is much higher pure metal content than the current gold content of 75% used in 18K gold. " >
tanzanite rings, earrings or pendants that you desire. All of our tanzanite is internationally certified, so you can be assured your creation is remarkably distinctive.
Shimansky’s Ayanda – the Queen of Tanzanite collection comprises of exquisite tanzanite jewellery creations set with diamonds in modern, yet timeless designs that celebrate this truly African gem.
Since its discovery in 1967 in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, no other source has yet been discovered in the world, making it a uniquely African gem. Tanzanite is a variety of the mineral Zoisite and varies from blue-to-violet or purple in colour.
Tanzanite is only found in a small 4-kilometre strip of land, making it exceptionally rare. It is believed that within the next 10-12 years gem-quality tanzanite will no longer be found, making tanzanite a very attractive investment. When compared to the rarity of a diamond, it is believed that tanzanite is at least 1,000 rarer.
Due to the increasing demand for tanzanite and with it currently being limited to a single source, only those fortunate enough to either own tanzanite now or in the near future will be the first time owners of the gem as Tanzanite jewellery and tanzanite stones will become precious family heirlooms.
When grading Tanzanite, the most important factors that play a role in determining the value of a stone are Colour and Clarity.
Colour: Tanzanite is trichroic, which means it shows three different colours when viewed from different angles. This kaleidoscope of rich blues and violets, with delicate shades of red and pink, truly sets it apart from other gems. Deep blue is tanzanite’s most valuable colour and the more intense the colour, the more rare and valuable the stone.
Clarity: As with any natural gem and very much like in diamonds, tanzanite may also have inclusions that influence its clarity grading and also its value. The less natural inclusions found in a stone, the more rare and valuable it is. Eye-visible inclusions that might pose durability problems – such as fractures – lower tanzanite value greatly. The Clarity grading scale below ranges from ‘Internally Flawless’, with no inclusions, to ‘Included’, where inclusions are visible with the naked eye.
IF – Internally Flawless
VVS – Very Very Slight Inclusions
VS – Very Slight Inclusions
SI – Slightly Included
I – Included
Cut: Tanzanite rings and loose tanzanite stones are available in a variety of cuts, traditionally associated with diamonds. However, the most popular cuts for tanzanite are cushion, round and oval. It is popular choices especially among tanzanite rings.
Carat Weight: The last factor that will influence the value of a stone, is the size. The larger the stone, the more valuable it is.
Shimansky is devoted to bringing you the best, top quality tanzanite rings, pendants and bracelets as part of our distinctive, desirable jewellery collections." >