Discovered in the hills of Mount Kilimanjaro 1967, tanzanites hail from the exquisite land of Tanzania in East Africa. The gemstone was first thought to be an alternative type of sapphire. With further investigation, however, the stone’s properties were seen to be more complex and unique. At the 1968 World’s Fair, the stone was christened with the name “Tanzanite,” the responsibility of Henry B. Platt, president and chairman of Tiffany & Co. This wonderful gemstone boasts a strong blue-violet color that is even more accentuated under fluorescent light. Due to this uniqueness in style and origins, the tanzanite is often called the “gemstone of the 20th century” and has rapidly become one of the most coveted gemstones in the world.
Tanzanites with the strongest and pure blue hues of color are considered the most premier and valuable. In most cases, in order to achieve this remarkable color, the gemstone must be artificially heat treated. To find a natural, true blue tanzanite is nearly impossible; it boasts exquisite beauty and rarity.
Treat yourself to one of our spectacular pieces of tanzanite jewelry this Holiday Season and you will cherish the rarity and beauty of the opulent blue pieces for years to come.