La tanzanite

Tanzanite

Today I present you an exceptional stone that is a thousand times rarer than a diamond. Its color palette ranges from velvety blue to royal purple. The country to which it owes its name is its only place of extraction. This is tanzanite which was discovered in 1967 by chance by the lapidary Manuel de Souza. This "blue treasure of Africa" is located near Arusha in northern Tanzania. Probably in a few years, the mines of this gem will be exhausted.

The Masai play an important role in the tanzanite trade, making the link between the mines and the counter. They attribute to it certain virtues such as fertility or the cure of disease and offer this stone at each birth so that the child knows the success in his life. Besides, they believe that the soil will produce as long as large animals will roam the Earth.

 

La tanzanite

The jeweler of New York, Tiffany & Co, was very quickly interested in this stone and as of 1968, did all the work to make known his discovery. He baptized the Tanzanite gem and launched a vast successful promotional campaign, since the stone was honored "twentieth century gem".

La collection Soleste de Tiffany, bague et boucles d'oreilles en platine,diamants et tanzanite
La collection Soleste de Tiffany, bague et boucles d'oreilles en platine,diamants et tanzanite

La collection Soleste de Tiffany, bague et boucles d'oreilles en platine,diamants et tanzanite

Very popular in the United States, this stone has been shunned by other jewelers for lack of knowledge and also the difficulties of offering a jewel of a certain price. The most sought after color is intense blue, as it offers an alternative to sapphires. In addition, tanzanite has won the hearts of customers and big names in jewelry. Finally, some more creations of this fascinating stone, deep and electric.

Buccellati

Buccellati

Chopard

Chopard

Cartier

Cartier

Stephen Webster

Stephen Webster

Fred

Fred

Akillis

Akillis

 
Author: Aneta Blaszczak
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