50 years of tanzanite

A relatively new member of the precious stone family, dazzling blue tanzanite celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. As well as its spectacular colour, what makes this stone even more special is that there is only one place on earth where it can be found; mining area near the Mirerani Hills in Tanzania. This limited accessibility to the stone means supplies of tanzanite will diminish fast, resulting in the vibrant gemstone becoming significantly more rare as time goes by.

Local legend has it, that tanzanite was created when lightning struck the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, scorching the land and leaving a spectacular blue crystal shimmering in the ashes.

The most desirable tanzanite is electric blue in colour, although as a trichroic gemstone, the stones often display three different shades depending on the angle viewed.

For a mesmerising display of colour, tanzanite is a good choice for a one-of-a-kind piece of jewellery.

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