Love with Tanzanite

With just one month near to 2022! This party month holds a lot of pledges of a New Year on the horizon!

Come December, the celebrations of birthdays of the December born are deficient if they don’t deck themselves in their birthstones. Be amazed! The choice of three birthstones awaits the December born- Tanzanite, Turquoise and Zircon.

Although I am a gem nut, I am more inclined towards the newest variation of the mineral zoisite- “The Tanzanite”. In the time, 2002 the American Gem Trade Association amended by including gem tanzanite with turquoise and zircon as December birthstones.

The Birth of Tanzanite must have been an accidental discovery by a Masai tribesman who happened to find these unusual clear violet-blue crystals after the subsided bonfire. An Indian who hailed from Goa, a tailor by profession, was probing for rubies near the village of Mtakuja southeast of the Arusha Region when he was shown these unknown blue stones by a tribesman leading to his first claim.

Have you Ever Wondered!

This gem can get you easily confused with a Sapphire by its tinge. Tanzanite is the only gem of the zoisite mineral to retain translucency, appertained to as gem quality. The mesmerising tones of purplish-blue are the presence of trace element vanadium. Mined from a narrow strip of land that measures 5 kilometres by 2 kilometres near the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro is the only source to date. Tanzanites are 1000 times rarer than diamonds.

A fascinating observation with this fashioned stone tanzanite is its capability to show different colours in different directions across the crystal, referring to them as a trichroic gemstone. They display three distinct hues (purple, blue and brown) when the gem is untreated. If the stone has been heated and polished, the brown colour wears down, where the violet and blue pleochroic colours come prominently. You will also observe that the daylight and moonlight may impart different colours. In broad daylight, they appear tanzanite blue, while warm lighting (yellow light) displays violet to purple.

Thus, it is pivotal to ensure that they are handed with stylish setting styles to ensure their appearance and beauty are well perceived.

When you wish to buy gem tanzanite, go for larger carat sizes. The right carat weight for gem tanzanite to express itself is above 5 carats to show their finest and deep colours as the colour saturation is too indistinct in smaller stones. That’s the reason that numerous jewels are crusted with larger sizes. A tip when buying tanzanite, the right carat weight for tanzanite to express itself, is above 5 carats for them to showcase their finest deep colours as the colour saturation is simply too indistinct in smaller stones. This is the reason that many jewels are often studded in larger sizes.

Even though they are quite hard, and durable, it is preferred for occasional wear in form of earrings, necklaces or pendants, due to its multiple cleavage directions, at C. Krishniah Chetty Group of Jewellers put your doubts aside, our experienced relationship Managers will not only assist you with gems but also help you in customising your desires to create unique pieces of jewellery.

A word of Advice: Tender them with the same care as you do for all the other gems by storing them independently from each other to avoid scratches, taking them at least once for maintenance to check or re-tight loose prongs, missing gems and proper cleaning to C. Krishniah Chetty Group of Jewellers, who have a designated counter to attend and pamper its(jewel) needs. If you wish to do it yourself at home using warm water, mild soap and a soft brush, rinse well and dry gently before storing them back.

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