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Tanzanite

Properties

Tanzanite is one of most valuous gemstones and, at the same time, a rare one. Is is only possible to find it in one location: in the Merelani hills, Northern Tanzania at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro. This blue-violet gemstone was discovered by a Masai tribesman, but it was not till 1967, when Manuel D’souza, a tailor and gold and gemstone prospector in his free time, make it popular. This gem is a variety of Zoisite. In nature, tanzanite occurs in several colors, from blue to violet. Prices vary considerably: the higher degree of violet saturation, the greater value. It is a delicate gemstone: 6,5-7 on the Mohs scale of hardness.

Pedra preciosa, gemma natural, tanzanita de color blau intens

You can see tanzanite creations by Jordi Rosich from Roosik&Co here

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