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tanzanite and diamond ring

Tanzanite Diamond Ring

Mens Tanzanite Ring

Mens Tanzanite Ring

Tanzanite

Tanzanite can only be found in Merelani, Tanzania where it was discovered in 1967.  Tanzanite was named by Tiffany & Company after its country of origin, and was introduced to the world market in 1968 with a large scale marketing campaign that made tanzanite almost instantly popular.  The attractive hue and exclusivity of Tanzanite has made it a highly desired gemstone ever since.

Tanzanite is a blue variety of zoisite which is generally found as a greenish crystal and then heat treated to produce colors ranging from violet-blue to blue-purple or even pure blue. This mixing of colors is because Tanzanite is “pleochroic”- displaying different colors from different crystal angles. Tanzanite is only 6 -7 on the MOH’s hardness scale and requires extra care due to its softness.