Tanzanite Stone Facts
Tanzanite stone is Rarer than Diamond, as it is mined from only one source on Earth, that is Tanzania. And hence the Gemstone is named so. Tanzanite has been discovered very recently. It was discovered by a local Masai Tribesman in the Year 1967 and the stone joined the list of Gemstones shortly after. Tanzanite is the Blue variety of Zoisite Mineral. The Color of Tanzanite ranges from Blue to Violet to Purple. But the pure Blue hue in Tanzanite similar to Sapphire is most desirable & precious. Tanzanite is a Pleochroic stone. It means the same stone shows different color tones if viewed from different angles. Just tilt the stone and you can see the transition happening from Blue to violet to purple. This Property makes Cutting of Tanzanite stone a very challenging task, which requires fine skills. The Stone requires to be cut along right axis and angles to exhibit most desirable colors while retaining the maximum weight. This cutting determines the Color which consumer sees when the stone is cut and finally set in jewellery.
- MINERAL: Zoisite
- CHEMISTRY: Ca2Al3(SiO4)3(OH)
- COLOR: Blue to Violet to Purple
- BIREFRINGENCE: 0.008 to 0.013
- REFRACTIVE INDEX (RI): 1.691 to 1.700
- SPECIFIC GRAVITY (SG): 3.35
- MOH’S SCALE HARDNESS: 6 to 7
- Lustre: Vitreous
Tanzanite Stone Benefits
How to Buy Natural Tanzanite?
All Gemstones, including Tanzanite should be bought with a Laboratory Report for the authenticity of the stone. The Report should clearly mention that the Gemstone is Natural and other information like Carat weight, Color & Shape/Cut.
How to Wear Tanzanite Stone?
Where to Buy Tanzanite Gemstone?
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Popularity of Tanzanite
Tanzanite has earned the fame of being one of the most desirable gemstone in a very short span of Time. It is favored gemstone for Engagement and Wedding rings worldwide. Tanzanite is Birthstone for the month of December also. Tanzanite Jewellery find place in collection of several Celebrities and Royalties.
Treatments in Tanzanite
Untreated, Tanzanite is typically brownish. Most blue Tanzanites available for sale today, owe their color to Heat treatment. Such treatments develop its attractive Pleochroic blues and violets. The blue crystals originally discovered by Masai tribesmen were an exception because they’d probably been exposed to a natural heat source within the earth at some point.