Birthstone for the month of December, the most famous variety of the mineral zoisite, Tanzanite, is known for its dramatic pleochroism, appearing alternately blue, violet and burgundy depending on the orientation of the crystal.
Legend has it that tanzanite was first discovered when some brown gemstone crystals lying on the dry earth were caught in a fire set by lightning that swept through the grass-covered hills. The Maasai herders driving cattle in the area noticed the beautiful blue color and picked the crystals up, becoming the first tanzanite collectors.
Tanzanite has powerful spiritual energies that can establish a connection between your mind and the higher realms. It will help you get to know yourself on a deeper level, therefore will promote a strong sense of self control.
Tanzanite has the beauty, rarity and durability to rival any gemstone. It is the ultimate prize of a gemstone safari.
Tanzanite is mined only in Tanzania at the feet of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. As a faceted gemstone, Tanzanite is relatively new to market, promoted and named by Tiffany & Co. beginning in 1968. Naturally found, the gemstone has a reddish-brown color and requires heat treatment to bring out its notable blue-violet coloring.
1. Material Details :-
- Metal Kind : 10k, 14k, 18k
- Metal Weight : 0.9, 1.03, 1.24
- Dia Weight : 0.09
2. Stone Details :-
- Stone Type : Tanzanite
- Stone Size : 6x4mm
- Stone Shape : Pear
- Gem weight : 0.78