Rare and Exotic-Tanzanite Gemstone-Now The Most Glamorous

 

Tanzanite is the blue/purple variety of the mineral zoisite (a calcium aluminium hydroxy silicate) discovered in the Mererani Hills of Manyara Region in Northern Tanzania in 1967, near the city of Arusha and Mount Kilimanjaro. The mineral was named by Tiffany & Co. after Tanzania, the country in which it was discovered. It’s very rare, apparently 1000 times more rare then diamonds. Like most of the gemstones, most of the  tanzanite is cut in Jaipur, India.

One of the most famous large tanzanites (242 carats) is the “Queen of Kilimanjaro“. It is set in a tiara and accented with 803 brilliant cut tsavorite garnets and 913 brilliant cut diamonds. The piece is part of the private collection of Michael Scott, the first CEO of Apple Computers.

Take a look at the breath taking jewelry Vogue Gioiello chose for its september issue!

Cartier - Tanzanite Dragon necklace with diamonds and emeralds.
Cartier – Tanzanite Dragon necklace with diamonds and emeralds.
Louis Vuitton - L’Ame du Voyage brooch with tanzanite, emeralds and diamonds.
Louis Vuitton – L’Ame du Voyage brooch with tanzanite, emeralds and diamonds.
Caspita - White gold Vishuddha ring with diamonds and tanzanite.
Caspita – White gold Vishuddha ring with diamonds and tanzanite.
Colette - Black gold necklace with diamonds and tanzanite.
Colette – Black gold necklace with diamonds and tanzanite.
Fraleoni - White gold Heaven ring with diamonds and tanzanite.
Fraleoni – White gold Heaven ring with diamonds and tanzanite.
Silvia Furmanovich - White gold earrings with diamonds and tanzanite.
Silvia Furmanovich – White gold earrings with diamonds and tanzanite.
Gamukian - Platinum Topkapi necklace with tanzanite and white diamonds.
Gamukian – Platinum Topkapi necklace with tanzanite and white diamonds.
Kinetic Artwork - White gold cuff with white diamonds and pear-cut tanzanites.
Kinetic Artwork – White gold cuff with white diamonds and pear-cut tanzanites.
Leyla Abdollahi - Peitho earrings with diamonds, sapphires and tanzanite.
Leyla Abdollahi – Peitho earrings with diamonds, sapphires and tanzanite.
Mvee - White gold ring with central tanzanite, sapphires and diamonds.
Mvee – White gold ring with central tanzanite, sapphires and diamonds.
Pasquale Bruni - White gold Ghirlanda necklace with diamonds and tanzanite.
Pasquale Bruni – White gold Ghirlanda necklace with diamonds and tanzanite.
Taka Jewellery - Tanzanite pendant with white diamonds.
Taka Jewellery – Tanzanite pendant with white diamonds.

 

 

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  1. There’s nothing like a good jewellery-ogle! I love this stone…I own one loose but haven’t decided what to do with it.

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