Tanzanite is a beautiful and enchanting gemstone that has recently become one of the most popular and sought-after precious stones. This rare gemstone is found in only one place on earth—in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Its popularity is due to its stunning violet-blue hue and its striking sparkle that is reminiscent of sapphires. Here are five reasons why people love Tanzanite.
1. Rarity: Tanzanite is one of the rarest gemstones on the planet and its presence in the world of jewelry is quite limited. It can only be found in one place on earth, making it a much sought-after precious stone.
Tanzanite is an incredibly rare gemstone found only in northern Tanzania, and is used to create ornamental pieces. Due to its scarcity, it has been labeled one of the most precious gemstones on the planet. This could soon be a thing of the past, however - according to a local geologist, its deposits might be entirely depleted in as little as two decades.
2. Color: Tanzanite is renowned for its unique and dazzling violet-blue hues. Jewelers prize the gemstone for its lovely range of blues and violets, and its ability to shift in color depending on the lighting used to view the gem
3. Quite Durable: Another reason why this gem is so beloved is its durability. Tanzanite has a hardness rating of 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs hardness scale, which makes it suitable for everyday wear and tear.
Affordability: Then there’s the fact that it’s fairly affordable. Tanzanite is usually cheaper than diamonds and other precious gems, making it an accessible luxury item for many people.
Queen of Kilimanjaro Tiara
Michael Scott, trained physicist and former CEO of Apple, has curated a stunning collection of gemstones, one of which is the remarkable 242 carat tanzanite. This royal gem is one of the largest faceted tanzanite weighing in at 242 carats.