Tanzanite gemstones are beautiful and unique gemstones that exhibits a bluish purple colour which is quite attractive. Discovered by an Indian tailor who had travelled to Tanzania to search for gemstones and gold. The gemstone has only ever been found in the same place it was first discovered, in the Merelani Hills of Tanzania. The name "tanzanite" is used for a colour variety of zoisite that ranges from blue, through violet, to violetish purple.
The reason why tanzanite is a special gemstone is because it exhibits a property called trichroism where it radiates three different colours of blue, violet and red from each of its crystallographic axis in its rough form. This along with the fact that it is rarer than diamonds makes tanzanite one of the most coveted gemstones in the world. Tanzanite is the birthstone for the people born in the month of December and is thought to bring good luck and prosperity into the lives of people who wear jewellery made of tanzanite.
It is also associated with new life and new beginnings and hence are used to make jewellery such as engagement rings and wedding rings. The striking blue colour of the stone makes it a glamorous looking gemstone that can be used in combination with other stones such as diamonds. A wide range of tanzanite jewellery and loose tanzanite gemstones are available at Flawless Fine Jewellery and you can pick them up by visiting us at Hatton Garden, London.