Due to its’ rarity and vivid colour, Tanzanite is a very popular stone.
- Tanzanite is the modern birthstone for people born in the month of December.
- Tanzanite is not associated with a particular planet though some people identify it with Saturn.
- Ascendants of any zodiac can wear the stone as it has no negative effects.
Tanzanite gemstone can balance all the energies in your body by stimulating different chakras. This helps wearer’s to deal with problems in their life, solve questions related to the meaning of life, and in coming to terms with oneself.
According to astrology, the high vibrational energies of tanzanite gemstone stimulate the wearer’s thinking ability and help in meditation practices. It enhances the wearer’s intuition and psychic gifts as well.
Tanzanite stones link and attune the heart chakra to the third eye chakra via the throat chakra. This linkage awakens the instinct power of the wearer and opens them to a totally new way of looking at the world. Thus, the stone helps to establish a connection between the wearer’s mind and the higher realms.
Tanzanite benefits the person physically by boosting their immune device, detoxifying the blood and improving vitality. Additionally, even a tiny piece of tanzanite is beneficial for overcoming communication difficulties.
The irresistible combination of beauty and rarity of a Tanzanite attracts customers from all across the world. The quality and value of any stone is evaluated on certain parameters.
Origin - The only source of Tanzanite in the world is in northern Tanzania, Africa. The mines are all located in an area of about eight square miles in the Merelani Hills, near the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. This gemstone is only available from this single source. This makes Tanzanite relatively costlier than most of the other gemstones.
Colour - Tanzanite is found in colours ranging from blue to purple. Tanzanite exhibits a unique phenomenon called pleochroism wherein tanzanite shows distinctive shades (blue, violet and purple) when viewed from different angles. Natural tanzanite gems with a strong-to-vivid blue colour are considered excellent.
Clarity - Tanzanite stones tend to have inclusions that can only be seen under magnification. Thus, stones that have inclusions visible from the naked eye aren’t considered good. Tanzanite must be minimally included, it is best to find eye-clean tanzanite.
Cut - Tanzanite is available in a large variety of shapes and cuts. This gemstone can be observed in all conventional shapes (oval, pear and heart) in addition to fancy cuts (trillion, princess, cushion). Masterfully faceted stones appear to be brighter and show greater luster. Thus, they are more expensive than cabochon stones. Oval-mix remains the most preferred choice as it maintains a great balance of colour and luster of tanzanite.