Thanks for the advice on cleaning.
Tanzanite was a dream of mine for an engagement ring as it was so
And beautiful then i find it is actually brown in colour naturally,
then Heat treated to get the colour then one has different intensity
of colour so It tells me it was up to the heat treater to decide how
purple it must be? I then google the tanzanite and find all the donts
do this and that .even
Dont use dishwashing liquid for cleaning, honest.
How do i now go and tell my fianc=E9 that she can only wear her ring
on Special occasions.(and dont do the dishes any more) I do know many
gems are heat treated to change their colour. But!!! Rarity now means
nothing except to a collector of stones if its and soft
Fragile etc etc it should be advertised as such. Look in all those
airline adverts not one has a warning that this rare blue Stone is
soft and can be easily damaged .
I understand even a diamond can shatter but why over sell this
tanzanite" Home coloured " stone without warning.
Surely the jeweller who sold it to me should have told me that it
cannot be worn like a normal diamond engagement ring. You dont have a
square diamond lying around i could change for some rare Tanzanite
(heard a lot of miners died the other day digging these things in
Kilimanjaro) Which are the other stones one should not wear on a
engagement ring??? Sorry to those who love tanzanite its not what it
appears to be.