Colour matching Tanzanite

I actually have no idea where the time goes between each blog I write. We are nearly at the end of August and it seems 5 minutes since I last wrote! In that time, we have been exceedingly busy with custom made Tanzanite jewellery orders, and we have made jewellery with other gemstones too. We've created some absolutely beautiful pieces of jewellery for clients all over the UK.

I am often asked if we can match, or source the colour of Tanzanite to an already existing piece of jewellery you have. This custom-made piece is a great example and shows you that we can.

We were initially contacted to see if we could design and make a Tanzanite and Diamond eternity ring which we were asked to match to the colour saturation of an existing engagement ring.


Our client sent through a picture of her engagement and I guess, having worked with Tanzanite for a number of years now, one just has a sense of the colour required, or perhaps it's intuition! Tanzanite is notoriously difficult to photograph, due to the pleochrism within the gemstone, but I have yet to not be able to offer what the client wants.


She also gave me some idea of the type of eternity ring she would like, and working with my CAD designer, we came up with this design. Five beautiful round brilliant cut Tanzanite gemstones, each one encased in brilliant, sparkling Diamonds and set in 18k White Gold.


We always send the client our CAD image for approval, and once we have the go ahead, we then request the deposit. Final payment is only made on completion of the design and before it goes to The Birmingham Assay Office. The finished ring was, I have to say, utterly sensational. A beautiful design, that sits close to the finger, was comfortable to wear, and, looking from this photograph we received from our client, I think we can, once again tick the "we matched the colour" box!


We also received this lovely message from her...


"So today my ring arrived it’s exactly how I pictured it so sparkly and just perfect. I wanted to send a message to thank you and the designer for your hard work in bringing my idea to life and matching my engagement ring. I must admit at first I was a little nervous at the thought of handing so much money over for something I hadn’t actually seen the quality of or anyone I knew had purchased from before but I shouldn’t have worried at all from the very beginning the customer service from your self was spot on from helping me decide on the design to cad images to updates right through to today the postman delivering me the most beautiful piece of jewellery I have ever had the pleasure of owning!

I’m sure I will be a returning customer and hopefully one day I get the pleasure of being that way and popping by your shop

Thank you again x"


That absolutely made my day!







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