Tanzanite the gemstone from Tanzania
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Unique for Tanzania
Tanzanite is a purple/blue variety of zoisite and is only found in Tanzania. It was first found in 1967 in the Umba valley near the Usambara Mountains by Indian Manuel de Souza. At first he thought he had found sapphires, but the discovery turned out to be more remarkable.
Blue-violet in colour
The violet to deep blue colour had not been observed in Zoisite before. Zoisite is usually green or brownish in colour. The clear tanzanite crystals are very popular in jewelry. The faceted specimens are therefore very valuable. Tanzanite is often heated to make the color deeper blue. These are natural tanzanite stones that are not heated!
Tanzanite healing properties
Tanzanite is a stone with a high vibration. Even a small piece has a calming and soothing effect. It is a stone that shows the practical side of life and helps with problems that may not be there. It is an ideal stone for spiritual meditation.