Learn About Tanzanite Gemstone


Trillion Tanzanite and Accent Diamond Cathedral Ring at Angara.comTanzanites are one of the most beautiful gemstones ever. In a nutshell, the stunning gemstone is rare in its source locations, and praised highly for its natural beauty. A recent discovery and known as the gemstones of the 20th Century, tanzanites have become a favorite with jewelry enthusiasts. As is obvious by its name, Tanzanites originate only from the Tanzania origin.
Historical myths tell us that lightning struck the grounds of Tanzania and the pebbles and stones turned into violet-blue. Another story (a more practical version) mentions a local Maasai tribesman discovered a violet crystal that he shared with Manuel D'Souza, a Goan tailor, who happened to know about gemstones. He in turn carried the crystal to Germany where, after thorough testing by experts at GIA, the British Museum and Harvard University concluded that the gemstone originated from the mineral Zoisite family. Enthusiastically added to the vibrant family of gemstones, Tanzanite became one of the most desired gemstones of all time.
The beauty and enigma of these stones exist in their color, which is a fine blend of blue and violet with a rich velvety surface. Clarity is another area that gives tanzanites an upper hand, for these stones are mostly flawless in inclusions. The deposits are found mainly in Merelani Hills near Arusha, in the northern part of Tanzania. Due to its exclusivity in this region alone, these gemstones are considered quite rare.
Tanzanites complement any form of jewelry, whether we consider rings, earrings, pendants and/or necklaces. The gemstone is known to complement any style of wardrobe. While tanzanite jewelry adds elegance to daily wear, the more detailed and elaborate tanzanite jewelry versions look glamorous with evening wear. This exquisite gemstone that has given new dimensions to the world of vibrant gemstones and continues to win the hearts of jewelry enthusiasts.

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Author : Ankit Daga