Tanzanite Mineral

Tanzanite, a captivating gemstone, is a variety of the mineral zoisite and is renowned for its stunning blue to violet hues. Discovered in the Merelani Hills of Tanzania, East Africa, tanzanite is often prized for its rare and vivid coloration. This mineral undergoes a unique transformation process, typically presenting as brownish crystals in their natural state. However, with careful heat treatment, tanzanite transforms into its distinctive blue and violet shades, revealing an ethereal beauty.

 

Tanzanite Stones Description:

Tanzanite is named after the state of Tanzania; it was discovered in 1967 in the Mererani Hills of Northern Tanzania. Tanzanite is the blue-purple variety of the Zoisite mineral family, imitating sapphire blue, violet, and burgundy, depending on the crystal’s position. Tanzanite is now acknowledged as one of the most popular gemstones in the marketplace after the “big four,” which consists of diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and emeralds. Tanzanite serves as a substitute for sapphire and is far less expensive than sapphire. In good quality, the color is ultramarine to sapphire blue; in artificial light, it appears more amethyst violet.

Tanzanite Associations:

Chakras Crown Chakra, Throat Chakra, Third Eye Chakra
Birthstone December
Zodiac Gemini, Libra, Sagittarius
Anniversary 6th
Hardness 7
Color Blue-violet

Tanzanite Mineral

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