The deep and vibrant blue colour of tanzanites adds a touch of luxury and sophistication to any piece of jewellery. It is a blue gemstone that is found only in the Mererani Hills of Tanzania and is prized for its beautiful blue colour.
What is a Tanzanite?

Tanzanite is a type of gemstone that is naturally coloured violet or blue. It is made up of the mineral zoisite and is prized for its bright, vibrant colour. Tanzanite is often used in jewellery as a way to add a pop of colour to a piece. It is also believed to have healing properties and is sometimes worn as a way to promote wisdom and insight.

Tanzanite is rated on the "Four Cs" scale to determine its value. The "Four Cs" are cut, clarity, colour, and carat weight. Tanzanite is typically graded on a scale from poor to excellent based on the intensity of its colour, the presence of inclusions or blemishes, and the quality of its cut. Tanzanite with a more intense, uniform colour and fewer inclusions or blemishes is generally more valuable.

Tanzanite can be found in a variety of cuts and shapes, including round, oval, cushion, pear, and emerald. It is often used as an accent stone in jewellery, such as in halo engagement rings or as side stones in earrings or pendants. Tanzanite can also be used as the main stone in a piece of jewellery, particularly when paired with diamonds or other coloured gemstones.

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Tanzanite :
The Birthstone of December

Tanzanite is a birthstone for the month of December, and it is a symbol of transformation and evolution. It is believed to help the wearer evolve and grow, to stimulate the mind and to enhance intuition. It is said to help one to let go of limiting beliefs and to promote spiritual growth. It is also said to promote good health and to bring the wearer success and prosperity.

Tanzanite is a rare variety of zoisite mineral, known for its blue-violet colour. It is found in one location only, in Tanzania, Africa. Tanzanite is a popular choice for fine jewellery, particularly as it is rare. It can be set in rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings, and it is believed to have healing properties and are used in crystal healing to balance the throat chakra and to enhance communication and self-expression.

Tanzanite: The Birthstone of December


How are tanzanite gemstones graded and valued?

Tanzanite is graded and valued based on several factors, including the intensity of its colour, the clarity of the stone, and the overall quality of the cut. The colour of tanzanite is typically described as a combination of blue, violet, and purple shades. The most valuable tanzanite stones have a deep, vibrant blue-violet colour, while paler stones may be less valuable. Tanzanite is also valued for its clarity, with stones that are free of visible inclusions or blemishes being more desirable. The cut of the stone is also important, as a well-cut tanzanite will have good symmetry, proportions, and brightness.

How does a tanzanite compare to other blue gemstones, such as sapphire or aquamarine?

Tanzanite is a type of blue gemstone that is known for its unique colour, which is a combination of blue, violet, and purple shades. It is often compared to sapphire and aquamarine, which are also blue gemstones. However, tanzanite is typically more rare and valuable than these other blue gemstones. In terms of colour, tanzanite is often described as being more vibrant and saturated than sapphire or aquamarine.

How do I clean and care for a tanzanite to keep it looking its best?

To clean a tanzanite gemstone, use a soft, lint-free cloth to gently wipe away any dirt or oils. Avoid using harsh chemicals or ultrasonic cleaners, as these can damage the surface of the stone. It is also important to handle tanzanite with care, as it is relatively soft and prone to scratching. To protect the stone from damage, store it in a soft cloth or a protective case when not wearing it.

How can I protect a tanzanite from damage?

To protect a tanzanite from damage, handle the stone with care and store it in a soft cloth or a protective case when not wearing it. Avoid exposing the stone to harsh chemicals or extreme temperatures, and avoid wearing it while participating in activities that could cause the stone to be scratched or bumped.

How do I choose the right tanzanite for an engagement ring or other piece of jewellery?

When choosing a tanzanite for an engagement ring or other piece of jewellery, consider the colour, cut, clarity, carat weight and setting. Choose a colour that you love and that complements your skin tone, look for a well-cut stone with good symmetry and proportion, minimal inclusions or choose a stone with inclusions that are not visible to the naked eye. Consider the size of the stone, larger stones are more rare and therefore more expensive, but a smaller stone with excellent colour and clarity can be more valuable. Lastly, the type of setting can also affect its appearance, prong settings allow more light to reach the stone, making it appear larger and more brilliant, while bezel settings can give the stone a more subtle and understated look.

Can tanzanite be worn with other gemstones or diamonds in the same piece of jewellery?

Yes, tanzanite can be worn with other gemstones or diamonds in the same piece of jewellery. Many people choose to pair tanzanite with other colourful gemstones, such as sapphires or rubies, to create a vibrant and eye-catching look. You can also mix and match different types of gemstones, such as tanzanite, sapphire, and emerald, to create a unique and personalized piece of jewellery.


Tanzanite Characteristics

Tanzanite is a rare gemstone found only in the Mererani Hills of Tanzania. It is known for its deep blue to violet colour and is often compared to sapphire in appearance. It is a relatively hard stone, rated 6.5 on the Mohs scale, and is highly sought after for its unique colour and rarity.

Tanzanite Cut and Shape

At GLAMIRA we offer a wide range of Tanzanite jewellery in a variety of styles, from classic to contemporary, so you can find the perfect piece to suit your taste and style. With our commitment to quality, craftsmanship and customer satisfaction, you can be sure that GLAMIRA will provide you with a piece of jewellery that you'll treasure for a lifetime. The most common cuts for Tanzanite are oval, cushion, pear, round and emerald. The cut and shape of the tanzanite can greatly affect the appearance of the stone and the way it reflects light.

Symbolism and use in jewellery

Tanzanite is believed to have spiritual and healing properties and is said to aid communication and self-expression. It is also known for its ability to bring balance and harmony to the wearer. Tanzanite is a popular choice for those looking for a unique and striking piece of jewellery. At GLAMIRA we specialise in creating unique and luxurious Tanzanite jewellery including rings, earrings, pendants, bracelets and even necklaces that are sure to add a touch of luxury and elegance to any outfit.

Customisation options

At GLAMIRA we understand the importance of customisation when it comes to creating the perfect piece of jewellery. That's why we offer our customers a wide range of options to fully customise their tanzanite jewellery.

From the choice of metal for the piece to the shape, cut and carat weight of the tanzanite, you have complete control over the design of your jewellery. You can also choose the setting for your Tanzanite, whether it's prong, bezel or pave. You can also add additional stones to complement your Tanzanite, such as diamonds or other coloured gemstones. Our team of expert jewellers at GLAMIRA will work with you every step of the way to ensure that you get exactly the piece of jewellery you envision. With our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, you can trust GLAMIRA to create a unique piece that you will treasure for a lifetime. Browse our collection of Tanzanite Jewellery today and start designing your own unique piece at GLAMIRA.