The extremely rare and beautiful Tanzanite is only found in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. According to legend, the first Tanzanite aficionados were nomadic Maasai herdsmen. Apparently, they spotted beautiful blue Tanzanite crystals which had been transformed from their typical bronze greyish brown by a grass fire. This story alludes to how Tanzanite’s colours actually blossom with heat. Manuel D’Souza staked the first official claim, legendary Scottish geologist Campbell Bridges was the first person to bring Tanzanite to the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) for identification, and Tiffany & Co. coined and launched the brand name ‘Tanzanite’.From a mineralogical standpoint, Tanzanite begins as clear Zoisite. Its wonderful and intense colours depend on the foreign mineral elements of chrome and vanadium present in the crystals. Tanzanite is a trichroic gemstone, which means each Tanzanite crystal has three colours: blue, purplish-red, and greenish-yellow-brown. The intensity of the colour changes when it is viewed from different angles. While heating minimizes Tanzanite’s bronze hues and maximizes the blues, violets, and purples, the quality is dependent on the natural characteristics of each crystal. Rocks & Co. AAA Tanzanite gold earringsTanzanite is one of the world’s best-selling gemstones because of their unique hue and rarity. To have the complete guide to this unique gem, please read our Tanzanite stone guide! We are gemstone experts (some say nerds) at Rocks & Co. and you will find a wonderful and informative library of gemstone information for all of the jewels that we carry.Rocks & Co. online jewellery shop offers you a wide selection of Tanzanite jewellery, earrings, rings, pendants, necklaces and bracelets. Our Tanzanite is set in yellow gold, white gold and rose gold jewellery. All pieces are guaranteed nickel free and come with their own certificate of authenticity.
Tanzanite Jewellery Trends 2019
Jewellery collections and collecting are a wonderful timeline of fashion history. The fashion and accessories trends for this season continue to be playful, colourful, and sometimes unexpected. You can find incredible Tanzanite creations on this site including colourful Tanzanite engagement ring options, statement jewellery, to 'layering'-ready necklaces and rings. Tanzanite is a major player in the fashion and trending fun. Happily, you can easily find incredible Tanzanite creations in our store.
Tanzanite's value is determined by colour: blue, purple, and violet are the most sought after. The most valuable being the rich velvety blues. Yellows and greens are less valuable but still quite beautiful and popular as well. At Rocks & Co. while pursuing your Tanzanite jewel collection you will come across some of our rare AAA pieces. These are in the higher price range and for good reason. Our gem hunters have brought us some of the best pieces worldwide to work into our designs. A great investment to be sure.
Tanzanite Engagement Rings in Platinum
It is so wonderful to live in a time where you can love who you want and marry them. Well in more and more cases and places, at least! Fashion seems to not only follow but sometimes lead social trends. Let's say reflect! The fancy and colour gemstone engagement ring trend is part of this flow. What is your birthstone? If you are born in December it would be Turquoise, Zircon and Tanzanite. Ladies and gents are choosing Tanzanite and other stunning and colourful stones as their engagement ring focus, according to some reports, even going so far as choosing one's birthstone as the centre stone. A Tanzanite ring set in the white heat of platinum is quite a stunner of a ring and certainly a wonderful possibility for your engagement ring.
This is an interesting topic because Tanzanite is actually rarer than Diamond. The Diamond prices have been set and standardized, making them more expensive than some of their rarer gemological brethren. Always take good care of your Tanzanite jewels as it is a more fragile stone, but with good care can last as keepsakes in your collection. Tanzanite’s rarest and most valuable colour is typically a strong ‘Sapphire’ quality blue. Tanzanite with more blue than purple or violet is faceted along the width, not length, of the crystal to accentuate the purity of the blue colour. This is important, as high-transparency and colour are the signature characteristics of high-quality Tanzanite.
Real Tanzanite Rings
At Rocks & Co. we guarantee that all of our Tanzanite rings and jewels are 100 percent genuine and set in genuine sterling silver or gold. Always nickel free. Each piece of our Tanzanite jewellery comes with its own certificate of authenticity.
Tanzanite Necklace & Earring Sets
So, you want to gift yourself or someone else a Tanzanite necklace and earring set? At Rocks & Co. all you need to do is filter Tanzanite jewellery, and you will see our array of Tanzanite jewels in various precious metal settings. From there you can match the metal settings and be a bit more flexible with the gemstone hues.
Tanzanite & Platinum Rings
This combo is as bling as you can get. Which is why some are opting for colourful Tanzanite as an alternate engagement ring stone more and more frequently. The white heat of Platinum surrounding a juicy Tanzanite is a special ring indeed for you or someone you love. Say it with Tanzanite & platinum!