Collection: Tanzanite

Tanzanite - Meditation, Trust, Higher Self

Tanzanite is a rare blue-purple variety of the mineral zoisite that is only found in Tanzania, Africa. Discovered in 1967, tanzanite forms prismatic crystals and crystal masses in a variety of colours, though the blue-purple color is the most common. According to legend, a lightning storm turned the zoisite crystals blue 30 years before their discovery. The largest tanzanite gemstone found is over 100 carats, though stones over 5 carats are rare. Due to its popularity and rarity, the market has been flooded with synthetic imitations of tanzanite.