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In our ‘Crystals at a Glance‘ series we give you a brief overview of some our favorite precious and semi-precious stones. We are so inspired by these stones that carry so much history and vibrational energy and we love incorporating them into our intention-infused creations.
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Now it’s time to get to know the vibrant and rare gemstone that is TANZANITE.
Origin: This precious stone was first discovered in 1967 in Northern Tanzania by Manuel d’Souza.
The name ‘Tanzanite‘ was given to the gemstone by Tiffanys & Co. after the stone’s country of origin for marketing purposes. The brand believed ‘Tanzanite‘ would increase interest from consumers compared to the scientific name ‘blue-violet zoisite’. Which name do you prefer?
Interesting fact: After Sapphire, Tanzanite is the 2nd most popular gemstone.
Found: A very rare gemstone, Tanzanite is only found in the country of Tanzania, in its northern region.
Core Message: Trust, Wisdom, Insight, Compassion.
Colour: A pleochroic gem, the colours brown, blue, and violet can all be seen when looking at Tanzanite from different angles, but the precious stone is most known for it’s deep blue. Even more amazing is the fact that while the blue can be enhanced by human technology, the richness of the gem’s colour, is natural!
Birthstone: In 2002, the American Gem Trade Association added Tanzanite to their birthstone list for the month of December. Tanzanite is also considered a birthstone for those born in Sagittarius // 22 November – 21 December.
Spiritual Benefits: Known as the ‘stone of magic’, Tanzanite associated with the Throat and Third Eye Chakras, and can help increase psychic abilities and bring people back to their intuition and truth.
Emotional Benefits: Tanzanite assists in eliminating depression and increases one’s compassion for all things, including yourself and those around you.
Physical Benefits: Helps relieve stress, encouraging those who wear it to slow down and be present. This stone can also help in meditation. Deep breath in, deep breath out. How grateful are we to be here in this exact moment?
(Violet Gray Tanzanite ring, launching September 2017)
To learn more about the core energetic properties of different precious gemstones, explore our extensive Crystal Directory.
How gorgeous is Tanzanite? Which do you prefer, deep blue or rich violet?
Stone Photo Sources (left to right): Etsy,com / Exquisitecrystals.com / Violet Gray