Thursday, 26 May 2011

Tanzanite ~

Tanzanite is a little like sapphire in colour but a lighter blue and closer to the violet part of the spectrum.  This tiny chip shows the typical colour well. 

When I was looking for a necklace of tanzanite I had in mind something more substantial than either of the two shown here - one which is of small faceted beads and the other of rough chips.  However, I found that the two of them together produced a lovely effect with lots of tiny glinting highlights.  Buying these two necklaces was cheaper than buying a single strand of more substantial beads and I liked the effect better.

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