One of the rarest and most beautiful gemstones on the planet Tanzanite displays striking violet blues and purples as well as flashes of pink from deep within.
As you know I have a lot of love for all gemstones and have lots of favourites; but if you were to ask me my all time favourite, then it would have to be the amazing gem that is Tanzanite! I love the vibrant colour of Tanzanite, with its deep blues and violet hues, and in quality stones you will also see flashes of pink. Not only is this gem truly beautiful, but it is claimed to be one thousand times rarer than diamonds and as it can only be mined in one location in the world it is truly spectacular.
Country of origin
Tanzanite is found in only one place on earth, deep in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, East Africa. The entire area mined is only four-square kilometres wide.
Myth & Folklore
It has been said that to wear Tanzanite can help as an anti-depressant, this is believed to be due to the nurturing, emotionally supportive and cheering energies it is said to bestow.
Tanzanite is one of the birthstones for December.