Jewelry is a beautiful discovery, it allows you to express yourself, beautify yourself and most importantly show off your personality. And when jewelry finds meaning, then nothing can beat the sentimentality. Similarly, jewelry is incomplete without its precious gemstones to fine-tune it and today’s ideal gemstone to discuss is Tanzanite.
What Is Tanzanite & Who Discovered It?
Tanzanite, also known as blue Zoisite, belongs to the silicate family because it’s a calcium aluminum hydroxyl silicate. According to Tanzanite history, it was first discovered by a group of Masai Tribesmen at Merelani Hills below Mount Kilimanjaro in 1967 who considered it as a “Gift From The Gods.”
These gemstones were nothing more than brown rocks when they were discovered. Only to have a lightning strike cause a brush fire that brought out the true striking blue color of these gemstones.
These tribesmen relayed the story to a fortune-hunter named Manuel d’Souza, who was quick to pick on the striking blue deposits, assuming them to be blue sapphires. He took little time to register mining claims with the government and the word spread like wildfire, attracting additional mining claims, all located near the deposits.
Nobody was sure at this rate what these stones were but their seemingly blue color represented invaluable worth. And some investors were showing a ravening desire for this new discovery and one of those investors were Tiffany & Co who took this gemstone to completely new levels.
Blue Zoisite took the jewelry world by storm, rivaling the blue-y depths of sapphires and Tiffany & Co took it in their hands to further introduce this gemstone by offering enchanting tanzanite jewelry pieces, turning the name from “Blue Zoisite” to “Tanzanite” so it could resemble the one mining place it came from and as a marketing strategy too.
All these turns of events resulted in Tanzanite gracing the public eye, settling as a great substitute for sapphires and earning the advertisers huge amounts of profits.
If you’re looking for a tanzanite engagement ring or tanzanite promise ring this February, look no further than our Une Fleur Tanzanite Ring.
Even our Tanzanite Purple Sky Ring. would make a great tanzanite promise ring or an engagement ring too!
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"Please note all information stated here is solely for informational purposes only. It relies upon our research and isn’t based on any proven medical records.”
Tanzanite is an impressive gemstone of a lot more capabilities than what we’ve mentioned in this post. We’d ask you to take good care of your tanzanite jewelry, stacking rings or dainty rings if you own any and avoid chemical-based cleaning.
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