Discovered in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in 1967, this spectacular violet-blue gemstone is found in only one location on earth, making it a truly African gemstone.
A thousand times rarer than a diamond, the supply of Tanzanite is only expected to last one more generation, thus not only a beautiful gem but a sound investment READ MORE...
Tanzanite is a relatively new stone that has been making a higher profile emergence in the gemstone jewellery market as of late. In fact, the history of tanzanite dates back to only the 1960s when a Masai tribesman stumbled upon a formation of intense, highly transparent crystals in the northern part of Tanzania. Thinking he’d stumbled upon a sapphire deposit, he was surprised to learn that it was, in fact, a new gem, one that was quickly named Tanzanite after Tanzania, the country in which it was discovered.
As a pleochroic gem, it is able to show off different colours when looked at from different angles and this is one of the reasons that a bespoke tanzanite ring is so beautiful and so highly sought after. When you look at a tanzanite ring, you primarily see an intense bluish violet colour with glimpses of red. This multifaceted stone is perfect for a stunning piece of jewellery, especially one that has been custom made. No two tanzanite stones will ever look identical thanks to its unique properties.
Tanzanites are often cut as multifaceted gemstones in order to make the appearance shine through. They have a brilliant clarity that will make your bespoke tanzanite ring truly stand out as one of the most visible and transparent stones you would have ever seen. Tanzanite is a popular alternative to blue sapphire and this is not only because of their beauty, but because of the rarity of the stone as well. Discovered in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in 1967, this spectacular violet-blue gemstone is found in only one location on earth, making it a truly African gemstone. A thousand times rarer than a diamond, the supply of Tanzanite is only expected to last one more generation, thus not only a beautiful gem but a sound investment.
Tanzanite are easy to cut into a number of different styles, making these tanzanite rings and jewellery perfect for those who want something that is truly bespoke and totally their own. You can choose a carat weight from a variety of options, all depending on the buyer’s specific budget and preference. Stones that offer the deepest colors are often seen in sizes that weigh over five carats, as smaller stones will often be less intense in their hues.
Tanzanite is one of the most durable materials available for rings, making them ideal choices for those who want something that can last a lifetime and remain one of a kind throughout its lifespan. That said, they are not as tough as a ruby or sapphire might be, so it is good to get a ring set in something protective or pick out a tanzanite ring that you do not intend to wear every day.
This stone is a beautiful alternative to other gemstones of similar colours, and many love it for its shine, clarity and colour that it adds to their jewellery pieces. Shiny Rock Polished are the African diamond and gemstone specialists. Shiny Rock Polished specializes in beautiful fine jewellery. Our designers are the best at what they do. Your own bespoke tanzanite ring is waiting to be discovered and Shiny Rock Polished will custom design a piece that can never be replaced..Less