Discovered in 1967 in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, this gemstone is known for its mesmerizing blue-violet color and its unparalleled beauty. Tanzanite is a variety of the mineral zoisite, and its unique blue-violet color is caused by the presence of vanadium, a rare mineral that is only found in a few locations around the world.

Tanzanites from MFJ

This gemstone is highly valued for its striking color, as well as its exceptional clarity and brilliance. It is a popular choice for use in jewelry, particularly in engagement rings, pendants, and earrings.

Tanzanite is a relatively soft gemstone, with a hardness rating of 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs scale. As such, it requires special care to maintain its beauty and luster. We recommend that you take extra care when wearing your tanzanite jewelry, avoiding exposure to harsh chemicals and high heat.