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Tanzanite compared to diamonds

Precious Gem stones

How does Tanzanite compare to Diamonds?

Compared to Diamonds, Tanzanite is at least 1000x more valuable and rarer than Diamonds. As a result of its rarity & beauty, Tanzanite is a highly sought-after gemstone.  Tanzanite is like Diamonds, however, diamonds are mined in large quantities. As one of the rarest gemstones on earth, Tanzanite is also one of the most undervalued in relation to its rarity. Given its scarcity, it is reasonable to assume that it would sell at a high premium. Yet, it sells for far less than diamonds. Consequently, when comparing gemstones, a Tanzanite is a good investment.

Where does Tanzanite come from?

Tanzanite is still mined, but prospectors state production rates have declined. This is especially true for top grades and large carat sizes. To date, the world’s only source for the gem remains the hills of northern Tanzania, near Mount Kilimanjaro. Tanzanite is a member of the Zoisite family of gems. 

Tanzanite is a good investment

A tanzanite is a great option if you want a sapphire look without the high price tag. It is also an excellent collector’s item due to its rarity. It’s called ‘the gemstone investment opportunity of our generation’ as the prices of coloured gemstones increase due to demand. 

With the demand increasing and the supply decreasing, the value of tanzanite is expected to increase exponentially in the upcoming years. Furthermore, tanzanite stones of deep blue or violet colour are more likely to yield a larger return on your investment. In terms of Carat weight, the larger the stone, the greater its value.

The value of Tanzanite depends on the depth of colour and size. Tanzanite is available in blue, purple or violet-blue. The most sought after colour are intense blues. Any colours outside this range are less valuable and not as rare as the deep-coloured purple and blue Tanzanite gemstones. Although Tanzanite is the rarer of the two, blue sapphire is more in demand. All else being equal, sapphire is considerably more expensive than Tanzanite. It is also often considered a good investment gemstone, as the prices of coloured gemstones increase due to demand.

Is it hard enough for a wedding ring?

As a result, Tanzanite is an appropriate gem for engagement and wedding rings, but it does require special care. Although it is hard it is quite a brittle stone, and therefore it is prone to chipping. As a result, Tanzanite will scratch more easily than harder coloured gems such as Ruby, sapphire or diamonds. It should not be exposed to harsh chemicals and ultra-sonic cleaning. Due to Tanzanite’s relative softness, it should be treated with respect. When worn, pendants are much more protected than rings, so Tanzanites are fine to wear every day as a pendant.

Showcase your individuality, capturing the essence of an unforgettable moment with a Tanzanite jewellery piece.  

  • Oval Tanzanite Ring
  • Tanzanite Jewellery
  • Tanzanite Earrings
  • Tanzanite Pendant
  • Tanzanite Dress Ring
  • Tanzanite Pendant

Locket with Cherub Wings

Gold Locket with Cherub Wings

I made this locket with cherub wings recently added to our Scherman’s hand-made pendants and necklace collection. It’s a 1st-year-anniversary gift. The traditional 1-year anniversary gift is paper. A more modern gift is a clock that reconfirms your love and commitment to one another. The origami bird design in this locket symbolizes paper. The cherub wings symbolizes upliftment. The chain and origami bird is made of 9K yellow gold and the locket and cherub wings are made of 9K white gold.

Gold Locket with Cherub Wings
Yellow and White Gold Locket with Cherub Wings

Men’s Jewellery ring designs

Whether you are looking for a plain wedding band, or a special piece to compliment your image. Scherman’s Jewellery will help you design and manufacture the perfect men’s jewellery item. Our range of titanium and tungsten men’s rings will give you the option of choosing a piece well-suited to your lifestyle. We’ll assist you in finding the perfect style and materials with consideration for your budget. Not sure which metal or diamond to choose? We’ll assist you in finding the perfect style and materials. Below is a video of the bespoke collection of beautiful men’s jewellery that we made recently. Furthermore, feast your eyes on our full collection of hand made engagement rings and wedding bands here.


Platinum Eagle claw Ring

Platinum eagle claw ring

Have a diamond engagement ring in mind? Make a lasting impression with this beautiful 2.20ct diamond set in a platinum eagle-claw setting. Diamonds are a considerable amount of sparkle and brilliance. First of all, diamonds rated H, I, and G are considered white, with H representing the top quality white. Furthermore, while these diamonds appear completely colourless, they do have a light yellow tint against a bright white background. In contrast, this tint disappears when set into a metal band, as no metal is solid white. Platinum is the most lustrous of all precious metals and is getting widespread popularity for diamond and engagement rings.

Platinum eagle claw ring
2.20ct diamond set in a platinum eagle-claw setting.

Engagement ring designs


Are you looking for a specific engagement ring design? At Scherman’s Jewellery we know that getting engaged is a big deal. Even more so if you are looking for a specific design that displays your individuality, style and personality. Therefore, we will make sure to design an engagement ring that you love. Also, don’t know your pears from your princess cuts?  Or not sure which metal or diamond to choose? We’ll assist you in finding the perfect style and materials while always keeping your budget in consideration. While we can’t guarantee perfect weather on your wedding day, we can certainly make sure that your engagement ring is perfect. Below is a short video of a bespoke collection of beautiful engagement rings that we made recently. Furthermore, take a browse through our full collection of hand made engagement rings and wedding bands here. Simply put, it’s a feast for the eyes.

Crown set Diamond Engagement ring

The sharp claws on this beautiful crown setting, gives a slightly aggressive, yet elegant feel to this unique solitaire. Therefore, it’s no doubt that this diamond stone engagement ring, set in Platinum, is most certainly secure for life.

Diamond Engagement Ring

Diamond Wedding Ring

When you have a diamond engagement ring in mind, while you are planning to pop the question at that perfect moment. Make a lasting impression with this beautiful engagement ring. Three diamonds set in two-tone gold. It will certainly draw attention.

Pearl Earrings: Black&White / Blue Mabe

Pearl Earrings

Two new Pearl earrings recently added to our Scherman’s hand-made earring collection. A beautiful pair of Black and White Pearls set in a pear-shaped yellow gold twirl. Alternatively, feast your eyes on this dark blue mabe pearls earring set. Also set in yellow gold tear drops.

Amazing Wedding Moment

I’m thinking back today.  The part I played in contributing to an amazing wedding moment in June last year. These photos were shared by the very talented wedding photographer Kusjka du Plessis and Marnel Toerien (who did the hair&make-up). In addition, I made the wedding bands for Johan and Marcélle who had a dream wedding in Paris. The ultimate romantic wedding destination. Their wedding was also featured in Mooi Troues. It looks like it was beyond magnificent! Sometimes simplicity brings a beautiful sophistication to a jewellery piece. #artofjewelleryperfected. Check out the photo’s shared by Kusjka in her photo journal here.