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Tanzanite

A very rare gemstone, Tansanite can only be found near Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, its strong purple and blue colour is a spectacular choice for any piece of jewellery.

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Tanzanite is found in only one place in the entire world, Tanzania, near Mt. Kilimanjaro. Because of this there is probably only enough Tanzanite in the ground to last for another 20 years. Tanzanite is customarily heat treated to produce the beautiful dark purplish-blue colour for which tanzanite is known. Tanzanite is a new addition to the list of top-selling coloured gemstones. America buys around 70% of all tanzanite that is mined.

Tanzanite was enthusiastically celebrated as “The Gemstone of the 20th Century” after its discovery in 1967. It is named after the East African state of Tanzania where its only deposit has been found.

Tanzanite gained worldwide fame as a fine and rare gemstone, with good quality and larger sizes in serious demand and command high prices. It isn’t only the spectacular colour but the fact that this stone is only found in one location in the entire world, that it is especially rare.

Because it is so popular, tanzanite was added to the December birthstone.