The Charm Of Tanzanite
The most beautiful blue violet you have ever seen !
Tanzanite is a unique color combination of blue & violet that rivals sapphire and other gems in popularity .
It was discovered in 1967 in the hills of Northern Tanzania, which remains the sole source of tanzanite to this day. Most Gems can be found in several areas of the world except Tanzanite.
Imagine being the person who discovered a gemstone rarer than diamonds. What a story that would make and that is the story of Maasai tribesman, Ali Juuyawatu, who discovered tanzanite in the hills of northern Tanzania near the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro.
For richly colored AAA Tanzanite, 1ct is approximately worth $300-$425 per carat. 2ct sizes reach $450-$650 per carat. 3 carats and up will reach $650-$750 per carat. The changes taking place in Tanzania makes tanzanite a very good investment stone.
When Henry Platt, the President of Tiffany's, first saw the gemstones (tanzanite) he declared it to be "the most beautiful gemstone to be discovered in 2000 years". Tanzanite has possibly the most beautiful blue tint in the gem world - even sapphires can look a bit washed out next to a tanzanite.
Like Imperial Topaz ( depleted ), Tanzanite availability is very limited .
The popularity of tanzanite has grown, not only because of the marketing success, but also because of the gem itself. Tanzanite is actually much rarer than diamond and large, high-grade specimens are becoming harder and harder to find as tanzanite's availability continues to decrease.