Near the dizzying heights of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania are the sites of the only commercially mined deposits of this beautiful gemstone stone. As such tanzanite has been named after its only country of origin. Tanzanite is hailed as one of the world’s newest gemstones as it was only discovered in 1967. The stone is praised for its rarity and naturally brilliant blue tones. Tanzanite is a blue variety of the zoisite mineral and forms with organic hues ranging from violet purple to deep blue. Tanzanite is said to be a thousand times rarer than the diamond and with only a few known natural deposits in the world, is set to become even more precious and collectible. Tanzanite is the ideal birthstone for December, along with turquoise, with its cool blue tones.
Country of Origin: Tanzania