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  The rare gemstone Tanzanite has only one source on this planet, making its exclusivity all the more apparent. These extraordinary gems are extracted with the utmost of care, without the use of heavy mining equipment, in the state of Tanzania in East Africa.


The Name Tanzanite

  First discovered in 1967, ‘Tanzanite’ eventually emerged as the official name of the gemstone. The famous New York Tiffany jeweler, Henry B Platt, the grandson of Louis Comfort Tiffany, was responsible for the name change as he found the name ‘Zoisite’ too similar in pronunciation to the word ‘suicide’.

The Color

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Tanzanite is renowned for its deep and exotic blue color. When you place it in the light and move it gently, you will notice its pleochroism (multiple color reflection) even more clearly: sapphire blue, violet and shades of red intertwine harmoniously.


Tanzanite and Sapphire

  Tanzanite is often compared to a sapphire because of their similarity in color. Top quality Tanzanite is normally more beautiful in color and clarity while not being as hard as sapphire. Tanzanite is much rarer than rubies and sapphires and is a thousand times rarer than diamonds.


  These incredibly beautiful gemstones mesmerize with their breathtaking radiance. It is almost impossible to find them as uncut stones on the market. Depending on the exposure of light on the transparent stone, the array of colors ranges from ultramarine blue to purple and red, which is particularly stunning in stones of ten carat or more.
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