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    About Tanzanite

    About Tanzanite

    Tanzanite is the fairly recent entry in the world of gemstones. It was discovered around 1967 in Tanzania on the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro which is the largest dormant volcano in the world. There, the mineral zoisite was found in crystal form and due to its purplish blue or violet blue it was called blue zoisite. Later, it was named after the country of its origin- Tanzania.

    Tanzania is the only country in the world where this vivid blue gemstone tanzanite is found though the mineral zoisite is found in many places around the world. Since tanzanite is limited to a very small geographical area in the world it is extremely rare and said to be a thousand times rarer than diamonds.

    Color & Composition

    The blue color of tanzanite is due to the presence of vanadium which is the primary chromophore. There are secondary chromophores such as iron, chrome, manganese resulting in other hues in tanzanite. Tanzanite is also sometimes dichroic meaning it exhibits two colors; the one is blue and the other is red which is visible in some form of flashes when light strikes the stone in a particular angle.

    Hardness and Suitability in Jewelry

    The hardness of tanzanite usually ranges between 6 and 6.5 on the Mohs scale. This means that tanzanite is not as hard as an emerald, sapphire or ruby in the color gemstone category. As such it requires a little bit more care to be set into jewelry and maintained later on. However, this should not deter you from buying tanzanite jewelry because with that hardness score it still is a pretty hard gemstone to withstand the toil of everyday wear since otherwise also all of us keep our jewelry with a lot of care for that matter.

    Color & Size

    Due to their outstanding color and luster, tanzanites have become quite popular and since they are relatively new find their price is also quite affordable. Tanzanites also have an added advantage of size. Though it’s not easy to find the ‘big three’ color gems in large size i.e. over two carats or over five carats, tanzanites can be found in over five carats without much difficulty. This makes creating jewelry with a large center stone possible and affordable. So if you want to make a bold fashion statement, tanzanite is the stone you should consider.

    Birthstone & Anniversary Stone

    At GemsNY, you can find mesmerizing jewelry pieces featuring tanzanite. Tanzanite engagement rings, Tanzanite bands, tanzanite wedding sets, tanzanite earrings, tanzanite rings and tanzanite bracelets will not just complement your attire but also provide you an avenue to store value for future.

    Tanzanite is the birthstone for December and it is the twenty-fourth wedding anniversary stone.

    FAQ - Tanzanite
    Tanzania is the only country in the world where tanzanite is found. There is no such thing as tanzanite from any other country.
    A tanzanite is said to possess mystical powers that transform negative energies into positive ones thereby bringing peace and affluence in life.
    The gorgeous blue tanzanite pairs well with any metal such as yellow gold, white gold, or platinum; you can select a metal according to your own preference and budget.
    The Queen of Kilimanjaro Tiara is one of the most famous jewels. It has a 242 carat tanzanite at the center of a sinuous pattern resembling a cobra and has 803 tsavorite garnets and 913 diamonds.
    Yes, definitely you can opt for a tanzanite engagement ring. Since a tanzanite is a stone for transforming energies, it makes for the perfect choice for your engagement ring.
    It is extremely difficult for an ordinary person to identify whether a tanzanite is genuine or not. Therefore, we recommend that you should purchase your tanzanite from a trustworthy source where you can get the certificate of authenticity from reputable bodies like GIA, AGL etc. At GemsNY, you can view all such certificates about your tanzanite right on our website.
    Only a skilled specialist, such as a gemologist, or gem certifying authorities, such as GIA or AGL, can determine the true value of a tanzanite. Nonetheless, the four Cs — color, clarity, cut, and carat weight – should be used to evaluate a tanzanite.