The Tanzanite stone has been named the gemstone of this generation and is one of the most rarest gemstones in the world. Although diamonds are higher priced due to its use in both the fashion and industrial sectors, the Tanzanite stone can only be found in one place worldwide. Named by Tiffany & Co from the country of its origin, Tanzania, which is located on the Eastern side of the vast continent of Africa. The stone is referred to as, "the gemstone of the generation" because it is only mined in a select part of Tanzania, which is at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro with the mining area only being 4 Kilometers in width and 2 Kilometers in length. In the years 1998 and 1999, the stone was the worlds best selling gemstone and its demand has increased steadily since then.
The gem was formed 500 million years ago, combing the eruption of Mount Kilimanjaro, high pressure and heat and the Vanadium chemical. In its original state, the stone is a dirty brown color and therefore was not found and mined sooner. The stone is heat treated in order to attain its radiant multifaceted colors. The gemstone changes colors from light blue, indigo, violet to lilac depending on the reflections of light. Tanzanite is approximately 1000 times more rare than the diamond, but in comparison to buying a diamond, it is a lot cheaper. Geologists estimate that the mining period of this stone will be no more than 25 years, making our generation the last ones to get our hands on this stone!
This gemstone is not a very hard, being a combination of calcium aluminium silicate. On the Mohs scale the stone has a value of between 6.5 to 7. It is thus advisable to be careful whilst wearing the stone in order to prevent any damage. This gemstone should not be put in ultrasonic baths for cleaning and contact with any acids should be avoided. The best wear for this stone would be as pendants or earrings rather then tanzanite rings, for ease of care and durability of the gem. Any type of cut and shape is possible for this stone, allowing a wide range of different designer cuts and shapes to suit all buyers tastes.
The Tanzanite stone colors range from a very dark and intense blue to a very pale, almost baby blue color. Those gems that have the strongest and most vibrant blue, indigo/ blue or purple/blue color are the most sought after and the more valuable crystals. As with the majority of rare crystals, the smaller gems are more easily found in comparison to larger stones. Generally, the larger the gemstone is, the more vibrant its color will be.
Tanzanite crystal is one of the most sought after and valuable stones with regards to the metaphysical. The stone is associated with powers of spirituality and connecting with your inner psychic powers. The crystal is said to bring properties of protectiveness and security combing the heart and the mind. The gemstone assists in connecting with your third eye Chakra, which is in between your brows, whilst still providing a layer of protection, so that these psychic visions do not become too overwhelming for you. Clearing of this Chakra helps you see the inner and outer world and brings forth your intuition. The stone assists in communication barriers and has calm and soothing properties to the wearer. In addition it is said to help boost your immune system, detoxify the body and increase fertility in women.
A world leader in the sale of Tanzanite stones, Top Tanzanite has a vast collection of loose stones of different cuts as well as designed rings, pendants, earnings and studs. With over 30 years of experience in wholesale gemstones, the professional Tanzanite experts can help you pick the perfect stone, to suit your requirements. The calibrated stones as well at the single stones come in a number of different shapes and cuts. Clients are able to choose from cushion, pear, round, marquise, oval shapes and the emerald and trillion cut.
The exquisite rings at Top Tanzanite come in 14 karat white, rose or yellow gold. The earrings, pendants and studs ranges have the option of white gold, yellow gold and sterling silver. The prices range from approximately $100 to $10,000 providing you with a large selection of exquisitely crafted jewelry to suit your budget requirements. The Company has a conflict free sourcing of Tanzanite policy and is a part of the Tucson Tanzanite Protocol, which ensures that an ethical route of the Tanzanite gemstone supply is maintained at all times by strengthening controls and restricting illegal mining in Tanzania. The owners of Top Tanzanite have been trading this precious gemstone since 1978 and the Company now has one of the largest collection of the Tanzanite gemstone.
High quality Tanzanite products, sourced, cut, polished and crafted into the perfect piece of jewelry by Top Tanzanite, gives you the confidence and assurance of genuine quality stones for reasonable prices. The online website offers secure payments and frees shipment on all orders and has the utmost confidence in their products by offering a free 30 day returns policy for a full refund from the invoice date.