Discovered in Tanzania around 1967. It was a Maasai tribesman who first shared his blue-violet crystal find with Manuel de Souza (a tailor by profession and prospector by passion), who was searching for rubies in the region. At first, the stones were thought to be unusually vibrant sapphires – yet they were more complex than a sapphire, their color more exotic. Manuel de Souza had no idea he’d encountered a gemstone the world had never seen, one that still remained unnamed.
New York’s celebrated jewelers Tiffany & Co. heard about the new precious stone discovery in Tanzania and were the first to bring this dazzling gemstone to the world. Christening the new find “tanzanite” after its country of origin, Tiffany declared it to be “the most beautiful blue stone to be discovered in 2,000 years.”
The low dome rose cut gemstones with a back window cutout in the silver makes for very lightweight earrings.
-Argentium sterling silver
-1 3/8” long from the top of the ear wire
-1/2” in diameter
-One (1) pair
- All items will be sent with a signature requirement- if you do not want this service please send me a note at checkout, but please understand that I cannot refund an unsigned for package if it has been lost to parcel bandits.
Why Argentium Sterling Silver?
Argentium sets new purity standards for silver. Argentium is always purer than traditional sterling silver.
Plating is prone to wear and tear and is commonly used on silver items to give the temporary illusion of purity. Argentium is the natural color of pure silver through and through.
Argentium silver is brighter than platinum, white gold and traditional sterling silver. It is the whitest of them all.
Longer lasting shine:
Argentium silver is low maintenance, easy to care for and simple to keep clean.
Argentium guarantees traceability of its raw silver. It is certified that Argentium is produced using only recycled silver.
ARGENTIUM® is a registered trademark of Argentium International Limited. Quail Hill Design LLC is a licensed member of the Argentium Silver Guild.
All items will be sent with a signature requirement- if you do not want this service please send me a note at checkout, but please understand that I cannot refund an unsigned for package if it has been lost to parcel bandits.
1-10 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
At this time I don’t do any custom orders.