This lovely necklace is perfect for a bride – combining ever popular white pearls with “something blue” – the extremely rare tanzanite. Separating the 8mm tanzanite rounds are sterling silver flower spacers. The exclusive blue gemstone is found in only one location – at the foothill of Mount Kilimanjaro in Northern Tanzania. It was New York jewelers Tiffany & Co who named the newly discovered gemstone in 1968 and declared it to be “the most beautiful blue stone to be discovered in 2,000 years.” Unfortunately, the mines in Tanzania are rapidly running out of this precious stone making it increasingly valuable.
The necklace is very versatile – being suitable as bridal jewellery and for other special occasions… but with the tanzanite being a denim blue, it could also be worn with casual clothes. Tanzanite is December’s birthstone alongside turquoise and blue topaz. The necklace is finished with a sterling silver bolt ring clasp and measures 17.5 inches (45 cms). Matching earrings are available.