tanzanite,about tanzanite,tanzanite information,tanzanite facts,learn about tanzanite,color grade,clarity,aniversary gemstones,birthstone,gem cuts,order,secure,inventory,sale,free,price,shape,cut,information,tansanit,lot,rough,synthetic,natural,man made,lab,simulant Tanzanite: Prize of a Gem Safari The gemstone discoveries in East Africa in the 1960s transformed the jewelry world: new varieties, new colors, and new variations on existing species made that decade the most exciting time in the gemstone industry in our lifetimes. But no gemstone discovered in East Africa has had more of an impact on the world gemstone market than tanzanite, a velvety blue variety of the mineral zoisite that was found for the first time in 1967 and named after the country of its birth by Tiffany & Co in New York, who introduced the gemstone to the world market in 1969. Tanzanite is the ultimate prize of a gem safari. Its rich purples and blues often have a depth comparable to the finest sapphire. Paler tanzanite has a delicate periwinkle color like the eyes of Elizabeth Taylor. It is supremely rare, coming from only one place in the world, the Merelani Hills of Tanzania, in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro. New mining techniques and the liberalization of the Tanzanian economy has helped to boost production in the past few years to make tanzanite more available than ever before in the history of the gemstone. The source of its mesmerizing color is that tanzanite is trichroic: that is, it shows different colors when viewed in different directions. One direction is blue, another purple, and another bronze, adding subtle depths to the color. When tanzanite is found in the ground, the bronze color dominates. However, with gentle heating, the cutter can watch the blue color bloom and deepen in the stone. Legend has it that the affect of heat was first discovered when some brown zoisite crystals laying on the ground with other rocks were caught in a fire set by lightning that swept through the grass covered Merelani hills northeast of Arusha. The Masai herders who drive cattle in the area noticed the beautiful blue color and picked the crystals up, becoming the first tanzanite collectors. Choosing a Tanzanite The color of tanzanite is most intense in sizes above ten carats. Smaller tanzanites are usually paler in color. Tanzanites which are more blue rather than purple tend to be more expensive because the crystals tend to form with the blue color axis oriented along the width of the crystal instead of the length. That means that if the cutter chooses to maximize the purity of the blue color, the stone cut from the rough will be smaller and will cost more per carat. The blue color, however, is so beautiful, that the sacrifice is often worth it. Tanzanite jewelry is a little more delicate than other gemstone jewelry and should not be set in a ring that will be worn during strenuous activity. Never clean tanzanite in an ultrasonic cleaner or resize or repair a ring set with tanzanite because the stone could shatter in the heat of a torch. It is available in a variety of shapes and sometimes in large sizes that are perfect for an important necklace. tanzanite international rings platinum,tanzanite stones africa gem,tanzanite gem stone,tanzanite,color change tanzanite,tanzanite and opal inlaid jewelry,tanzanite ring,tanzanite earring,tanzanite history,tanzanite pendant,tanzanite jewelry,tanzanite rings,tanzanite gemstones,tanzanite opal rings,tanzanite international,tanzanite gemstone,tanzanite stones,wholesale tanzanite,blue tanzanite,tanzanite gem stones,tanzanite oval,tanzanite opal earrings,aaa tanzanite,tanzanite mines,trilliant tanzanite,emerald and tanzanite buying guide,tanzanite gem,tanzanite gems,tanzanite earrings,tanzanite pendants,tanzanite wholesale,tanzanite store,gems tanzanite,online jewelry tanzanite,discount tanzanite,tanzanite stone,tanzanite bracelet,history of tanzanite,information on tanzanite,tanzanite pear,tanzanite round,tanzanite beads,tanzanite rough,tanzanite stud earrings,cheap tanzanite,pear shape tanzanite,info on tanzanite gems,tanzanite necklace,tanzanite white gold ring,tanzanite jewlery,bracelet tanzanite tennis,tanzanite and diamond rings,rough tanzanite,tanzanite bracelets,what is tanzanite,tanzanite and diamonds,tanzanite information,tanzanite sale,tanzanite jewelery,tanzanite forum,jewelry tanzanite,tanzanite info,radiant cut tanzanite,white gold tanzanite rings,tanzanite sources,round tanzanite,tanzanite price,tanzanite and diamond engagement rings,pear shaped tanzanite,purple tanzanite,gemstones tanzanite,tanzanite st. martin,tanzanite and moissanite rings,custom tanzanite jewelry,cushion cut tanzanite,tanzanite diamond,trillion tanzanite,tanzanite diamond engagement rings,1 carat tanzanite,unheated tanzanite,oval cut tanzanite,tanzanite diamonds,tanzanite discussion,cut tanzanite,tanzanite and opal rings,tanzanite earings,round cut tanzanite,certified tanzanite,tanzanite and diamond ring,men and womens tanzanite jewelry,wholesale tanzanite jewelry,tanzanite opal pendants,healing with tanzanite,gemstone dealer tanzanite,tanzanite designs,small white gold tanzanite rings,pear tanzanite,cushion tanzanite,custom tanzanite,simulated tanzanite,tanzanite trillion cut rings,tanzanite platinum,emerald cut tanzanite,tanzanite diamond earring,tanzania tanzanite,tanzanite white gold earrings,st. maarten tanzanite,tanzanite and diamond jewelry,oval tanzanite,tanzanite color grade,what is the history of tanzanite,marquise tanzanite,loose tanzanite gems,tanzanite ring promise,tanzanite diamond ring,tanzanite solitaire ring,how is tanzanite formed,tanzanite and opal inlay jewelry,tanzanite loose stones gems,facts on tanzanite minerals,14k yellow gold tanzanite rings,opal and tanzanite rings,tanzanite aaa,tanzanite silver rings,tanzanite and fire opal rings,tanzanite men's ring,info on tanzanite,tanzanite mining,custom tanzanite rings,tanzanite and opals,tanzanite cost,tanzanite color change,rose tanzanite blue zircon bangle bracelet,trilion tanzanite,tanzanite caribbean prices,tanzanite care,tanzanite solitaire,st. thomas tanzanite,color of tanzanite,st. thomas tanzanite jewelry,tanzanite cushion cut,natural blue tanzanite,corinite tanzanite,tanzanite cross jewelry,jewelry stores tanzanite,tanzanite dimond,pink tanzanite,genuine tanzanite white gold ring,diamond and tanzanite rings,st. maarten tanzanite shopping reviews,color tanzanite,synthetic tanzanite,how can i sell a large tanzanite stone,tanzanite jewelry rings,tanzanite grades,tanzanite cross jewlery,tanzanite with fire opal gold rings,trillion tanzanite ring,house of tanzanite,jewelry tanzanite bracelets,tanzanite engagement rings,tanzanite jewellery from curacao,tanzanite jewrly,tanzanite cutting,princess cut tanzanite ring,gems tanzanite,mounting tanzanite,cutting tanzanite,tanzanite purple blue

Tanzanite Gemstone Information

Tanzanite loose sale price & Tanzanite Gemstone Information

!