Tanzania : Birthplace of Tanzanite

Recently jewelry customers have become more and more concerned about the origin of the gemstones they are purchasing. But for tanzanite, customers can be assured of the source as tanzanite is found only in one place in the world, in the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Tanzanite’s kaleidoscope of blue-violet colors draws on the mystical beauty of its place of origin.

Tanzania is a peaceful, united, and democratic nation. It is one of the most politically stable countries in Africa. Shortly after achieving independence from Britain in the early 1960s, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the nation of Tanzania in 1964. The United Republic of Tanzania is a unitary republic composed of 26 mikoa (regions). The current President is Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, elected in 2005.

As a society the people are tolerant and embrace diversity and are respectful of different religions, political perspectives and ethnic tribes. Having a literacy rate of 78% Tanzanians are a proud and dignified people; proud of their language, their heritage and their country.

For one country Tanzania boasts much extreme diversity: it has Africa’s highest peak (Mt Kilimanjaro), Africa’s lowest point (the floor of Lake Tanganyika), Africa’s largest lake (Lake Victoria), the Great Rift Valley, the extensive Serengeti plains, largest concentration of wild animals like the etc, the paradisiacal beaches of Zanzibar and of course the splendid gemstone Tanzanite.

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  • Reply May 14, 2009


    Very informative and loved the banner of Tanzanite and Mount Kilimanjaro…keep up the good work…cheers..

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