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Tanzanite Stones Description:
Tanzanite is named after the state of Tanzania; it was discovered in 1967 in the Mererani Hills of Northern Tanzania. Tanzanite is the blue-purple variety of Zoisite mineral family, imitating sapphire blue, violet, and burgundy, depending on the crystal’s position. Tanzanite is now acknowledged as one of the most popular gemstone in the market place after the “big four,” which consists of diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and emeralds. Tanzanite serves as a substitute for sapphire and is far less expensive than sapphire. In good quality, the color is ultramarine to sapphire blue; in artificial light, it appears more amethyst violet.
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Tanzanite is a pleochroic gem that shows different colors when viewed in different crystal directions. This makes cutting a significant element in determining the color; the consumer sees when the stone is faceted and set in jewelry. In extraordinary beautiful tanzanites, the color is an intense violetish blue with red streaks of pleochroic color coming from within the gemstone. Due to the sturdy stone pleochroism, fashioned examples typically show a mix of both violet and blue colors in a wide variety of tones. As with most colored gemstones, light colors are more available and affordable than saturated ones. Untreated, tanzanite are typically brownish in color. Almost all blue tanzanites for sale today owe their color through heat treatment, which is what reveals the gem’s beautiful. As trade professionals assume, most of the tanzanite in the market has been heated in some way, making it challenging for gemological labs to determine whether it has been heated or not in many cases.
Most of the tanzanite sold for jewelry has inclusions that can be observed only under magnification, so any eye-visible inclusions cause a dip in value. Also, any inclusions that might cause durability problems, such as fractures, lower tanzanite value dramatically.
Cutting plays a vital role in tanzanite’s color display. Because of its pleochroism, which is the ability to show different colors when viewed from different angles. Cutters consider commercial realities when they determine how to cut tanzanite. As with other gems, weight loss is profit lost. Cutting tanzanite to emphasize the violet-to-purple color usually wastes less rough than cutting it to get a violetish blue color. That’s part of why face-up violet-purple tanzanites are more plentiful than specimens with a more robust blue color component.
Tanzanite is accessible in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and faceting designs. The finest and deepest colors are usually seen in sizes over five carats. Smaller stones are often less intense in color.
Healing Properties of Tanzanite:
Composure, Helps us to slow down, Poise and harmony.
- Tanzanite is a stone of transformation; it allows up to move forward by dissolving old guilty memories.
- It eases skin disorders, clears the throat and lungs, and is used to treat disorders of the ears and improve vision.
- It enhances the recovery process by boosting the immune system and detoxifies and reforms tissues and cells.