Nature is full of surprises. Sometimes in the form of sunshine, sometimes in forms of rain and sometimes with its colorful wonders like gemstones; it has always bestowed us with best of its gifts. One such bolt from the blue is Tanzanite, a newly found stone discovered in Tanzania and it is the only place where it is found. Tanzanite is believed to be a result of molten eruptions in Mount Kilimanjaro.
Tanzanite is a sparkling stone in shades of blue, violet and purple. Its brilliance is as good as its color. Its facet and aura is stellar and thus it happens to a gorgeous stone to be used for jewelry. The stone was discovered by Masai tribesmen named Ali Juuyawatu. Although Manuel D’Souza, a gem prospector is responsible for taking it to Germany for due recognition, the credit of its marketing and branding goes to Tiffany and Co. It is Tiffany and Co. that named Tanzanite after its place of origin and popularized it among the masses. When it initially came out it was seen as an alternative stone for sapphire but in today’s time it has a reputation of its own. Its unique shades and trichroic effects distinguish it from sapphire. Apart from this it also has better clarity and brilliance than sapphire. Even after being newly discovered it is already recognized as a birthstone for December.
Tanzanite jewelry is as desirable and as loved as the stone itself. You can wear it as a pendant or ring or use it as earrings to spark up your face with. Due to being significant in size they form good centerpieces for jewelry. If you wish to impress your wife or girlfriend with a chunky Tanzanite proposal ring. It is not hard to find this stone in large carats so your budget won’t bloat if you wish to go for a larger piece. It is equally good for earrings and pendants as it has good clarity and brilliance. Due to these features it forms excellent and sparkling pendants and earrings.
The quality and authenticity of stone is mainly determined by its color. It’s primary hue is blue and purple not violet. It is a trichroic stone meaning that it reflects different band of colors when viewed from different angles. It becomes dichroic on heating and a good quality stone is supposed to be eye-flawless.
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By Nidhi Nangia