December Birthstone: Tanzanite Delight

Check out some interesting facts about the violet-blue beauty

Tanzanite: Tale of Discovery

Jumanne Mhero Ngoma, a resident of the Same District of Kilimanjaro discovered Tanzanite in the year 1967 in the Merelani Hills of Manyara Region, Tanzania

Tanzanite: Tale of Rarity

Tanzanites are rare since they are mined only in a single location across the world, i.e., in Tanzania’s Simanjiro District in Manyara

Tanzanite: Chemical Properties

Tanzanite is a semi-precious variety of base mineral zoisite containing trace amount of vanadium

Tanzanite: Physical Characteristics

Tanzanites can be found in shades of royal blue, indigo and violet, exhibiting strong pleochroism

Tanzanite: How it Got its Name?

The credit goes to Tiffany & Co. for naming Tanzanite after the country of its origin, in 1968 when the stone was introduced to the public

Tanzanite: Hardness Score

Tanzanites score between 6 and 6.5 on the Mohs hardness scale, feel free to wear them but with extra care

Tanzanite: Heat Treatment

Tanzanite’s original brownish color transforms into the actual violet-blue hue only after undergoing natural or artificial heat treatment

Tanzanite: Entry in Birthstone List

Tanzanite was chosen as the December birthstone in 2002 by the American Gem Trade Association

Tanzanite: December Birthstone Symbolism

Keep tanzanite close to you to overcome anxiety, fight against psychological ailments and transform negative energies into positive vibes

How to Adorn Tanzanite Gemstone?

Adorn tanzanites in engagement or birthstone rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and whatnot?

Get Ready for GemsNY’s Tanzanite Delight

Shape your Tanzanite dreams with GemsNY, a range of exotic tanzanite jewelry awaits you!!!