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What is Tanzanite Gemstone?
Tanzanite is the blue and violet variety of the mineral zoisite, caused by small amounts of vanadium. Tanzanite belongs to the epidote mineral group. Tanzanite is only found in Tanzania.

Is Tanzanite a precious gemstone?
Yes, Tanzanite is a semi-precious gemstone.

Is Tanzanite heat treated?
Natural Tanzanite gemstone (Unheated) is a mix of grey, green, brown and blue colors. Tanzanite is almost always heat treated, which is how it gets its rich color.

What is the best color of Tanzanite?
Good quality tanzanite has a deep royal blue or violet color.

How do I care for my Tanzanite?
Tanzanite hardness is 6 to 6.5. Warm, soapy water is the best way to keep your Tanzanite clean it in a gentle and controlled manner.

What month is tanzanite a birthstone for?
Tanzanite is the first Gemstone to have been added by the American Gem Trade Association to the list of Birthstones. Now an official Birthstone for December.

Is tanzanite blue or purple?
Tanzanite is the blue and violet variety of the mineral zoisite.

Does Tanzanite have any special meaning?
Tanzanite stimulates our throat, third eye, crown, and Etheric Chakras. It is also said to have many mystical and healing powers. It is said that people who wear it feel spiritual power pulling them up and it is a good stone to wear or have near in situations where you need a calming and soothing presence.

Can I order by phone or email?
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