Gemstones – Tanzanite

Here’s the first in a series of posts about some of the beautiful gemstones we have in store. Today’s featured gemstone is the Tanzanite.


The Tanzanite, found only in the Simanjiro district in Tanzania, was made famous by Tiffany & Co in the 1970s. Geologists believe that the chemical environment required to form the beautiful blue gem is so unique, chances of finding the same conditions elsewhere in the world are next to impossible. Experts estimate the probability of discovering another Tanzanite deposit is less than one in a million. The current source will run out within 10 years, after which time it will become unavailable as a new stone.
The natural colour of the Tanzanite is Blue, under artificial light it will have a slightly purple hue. Small stones are the most common size, a larger stone is rare.

We believe that Tanzanite would be a perfect investment stone, as the value will continue to increase. Perhaps the perfect gift for your children’s future financial security?

We would be happy to discuss any questions you may have either in store at 17 Rathbone Street, Whangarei, by emailing or by telephone on 0800 100 766

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