If it hasn’t reached the red carpet then it hasn’t made it far enough, and the tanzanite has. Tanzanite rings, earrings and necklaces make frequent appearances in celebrity jewel collections and there’s no doubt that this imperial blue sparkling gem has established itself in the world of Hollywood and beyond. In this article you will find the popularity of tanzanite.
The traditional vanilla ice diamond solitaires have been replaced by the seductive cobalt hue tanzanite solitaire rings like the one Terri Hatcher brought into the lime light. The ring is a large emerald cut tanzanite gem set in four prongs. Furthermore, she has taken the solitaire setting further by adding to it a pave of diamonds on the white metal band. For a designer diamonds and tanzanite are the best of friends – the way the grey accentuates the blue and vice versa is just what a statement ring needs!
Another gorgeous combination of tanzanite and diamonds was worn by Natascha McElhone. This actress who has been a part of a number of feature films and television shows wears a halo setting tanzanite solitaire ring. The central solitaire is rimmed with a gorgeous ring of small diamonds which set off the blue, the whole thing set in white gold.
Tanzanite has not only entered the general and tanzanite wedding ring sections of jewelry, but also the latest category of ‘push’ rings – one that is given to the mother of your child while she is expecting. Queen Bey was given a large sparkling blue tanzanite ring with an unusual tint – electric blue instead of the standard cobalt – priced at $35,000. The blue stone is not only gorgeous but its sentimental value is in connection with the birth of their beautiful baby daughter Blue Ivy. Much like that of Natascha McElhone this ring too is halo set, but instead of a ring of diamonds the heavy cushion cut tanzanite in the middle is rimmed by smaller micro cut tanzanites which increases the intensity of the blue as well as the bling!
Another example of a tanzanite ring adorned by a celebrity is Karina Smirnoff’s tanzanite solitaire one. The ring has a large tanzanite solitaire, cushion cut and paved with a halo of diamonds – yes people, the diamond halo is really popular – and set in white gold to avoid any distraction from the gems themselves. Though many tanzanite-diamond halo rings exist both generally and on the red carpet, this specific one’s claim to fame is that it has been designed by Simon G.
Wedding and engagement rings set with tanzanite? There’s always Kate Middleton’s deep blue tanzanite solitaire. In contrast to Beyonce’s electric blue Middleton wears one that is heavily saturated – almost violet. The rave of tanzanite’s set in engagement rings is owned by this actress as she too shows off her tanzanite solitaire with a halo of diamonds for added sparkle.
Last but definitely not the least we have Damon Dash who steals some of the spotlight off from the girls and is seen flashing his own brilliant blue rock. All the attention is on the stone in this one – a huge rectangular cut tanzanite gemstone is held by a four pronged setting onto a metal band so simple that it is rendered almost invisible by the blue.