It was discovered in 1967 in the Merelani Hills of Northern Tanzania, Africa. Tanzanite is a single source gemstone with deposits found exclusively in an 8 square mile (20 square kilometers) area just north of Arusha.1000 times rarer than diamonds, investors as well as jewelry connoisseurs around the world have created far more demand than can be supplied by the few operational mines that remain. Most of you understand that tanzanite will "mine out" in the near future and though we cannot be sure exactly when this will happen, we can say with certainty that prices are climbing steadily. A quick trip to the jewelry store will confirm this. Tanzanite is considered the most important gemstone discovery in 2,000 years.
Exquisite and unique, the colors of tanzanite range from soft lavenders and sea greens to investment quality deep sapphire- blue/violet and violet/blue with tertiary flashes of bright red. Highly pleochroic, when viewed from different angles and in changing light, tanzanite's colors shift and blend as if seeing shades of blue and lavender at once. Tanzanite scores 6.5 to 7.0 on the MOHS hardness scale, and is well suited for use in all types of jewelry and is favored by many of today's acclaimed fine jewelry designers. A valuable addition to your jewelry collection, we recommend gentle wear, no ultrasonic cleaning, and separate storage to avoid scratches. A gemstone like no other, tanzanite will soon disappear into private collections rarely available or affordable.We are currently able to offer you investment quality natural tanzanite at prices that are well below today's market value, an opportunity that we hope you will take advantage of while it lasts. It is our pleasure to provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision. Thank you for your patronage. Tanzanite is the birthstone for December. Customers feedback is very important to our business. Please do not leave any negative or neutral feedback. If you are not satisfied, please notify us to resolve the issue. Damaged item(s) will not be accepted. Weight and size of gemstones may still vary slightly due to difference in calibration of weighing and measuring devices. Color may not appear exactly as in pictures due to monitor resolution and light. We do not participate in or contribute to share database that give other companies to access information. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Loose Diamonds & Gemstones\Loose Gemstones". The seller is "nexusgems" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.