A true African gem and considered 1000 times more rare than a diamond!

Exotic tanzanite - the most beautiful blue stone unique to Africa is found in only one place on earth, near majestic Kilimanjaro.

Tanzanite is a relatively recent discovery and is the trichroic gemstone, a blue to violet to a purple variety of the mineral zoisite.

It was discovered in the Mererani Hills of Manyara Region in Northern Tanzania in 1967, near the city of Arusha and Mount Kilimanjaro.

Gemologists estimate that Tanzanite is 1,000 times rarer than diamond, and due to the small scale of the area in which it is found, they warn that supply will probably only last a short while.

Tanzanite is mined commercially only in one place on earth, in the Merelani Hills of Tanzania, The mineral was named by Tiffany & Co. after Tanzania, the country in which it was discovered

In 2002 the American Gem Trade Association chose Tanzanite as a December birthstone, this was the first change to the birthstone list since 1912. Tanzanite is also known as the gem for a 24th anniversary. The Diamond Gallery, a proudly South African establishment, is proud to offer you a wide selection of only the finest Tanzanite stones and jewellery, all independently certified by the most reputable laboratories.

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