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The story of Tanzanite

The stone Tanzanite, named after its country of origin Tanzania, popular for its intense deep violet to blue color. Tanzanite is actually the commercial name given to the mineral Zoisite. This beautiful gem is increasingly being used in fine jewelry across the globe instead of the much-used and hugely popular blue sapphire. Its chemical composition is hydrous calcium Aluminium silicate. Zoisite occurs in many colors such as pink, brown, yellow, green, blue and a peculiar color described as ‘khaki’. Only the deep violet to blue colored variety is referred to and marketed as Tanzanite. image courtesy:

Tanzanite Mine in Tanzania.

Mine workers showing largest Tanzanite Stone found in one of the Tanzania's Mine.

Deep blue, untreated, uncut, raw tanzanite stone.

Cleaning rough Tanzanite stones.

Cut, polished, loose Tanzanite stones.

Tanzanite Rings.
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