Don't Miss Out ! This is an exciting time for tanzanite lovers
Tanzanite is now at the lowest price in a decade and we have just slashed prices of our tanzanite jewelry. While the gemstone market, especially in sapphires, remains strong, tanzanite prices have recently dropped to decade lows. Never to miss an opportunity, we loaded up on loose tanzanite at a recent trade show in Las Vegas. We were so excited that we even called our family members from the show to take orders! We will also be offering many exciting new tanzanite ring styles in the coming weeks and be sure to check back for coordinating tanzanite stud earrings at amazing prices. We don't know how long these prices will last so please take advantage of this opportunity if you are in the market for tanzanite jewelry. Please email us if you are looking for something special that you don't see on our website.
About Tanzanite: Named for Tanzania, the country where the gemstone was first mined in 1967, tanzanite is a relative newcomer to the gemstone kingdom. This exotic, vivid stone has been found nowhere else on earth. Tanzanite is now an alternate birthstone for December. Tanzanite rates 6 1/2 on the Mohs scale of hardness.
Buying a Tanzanite: As with most gems, the most important factor is color! Tanzanite ranges from lavender to purple to nearly royal blue. The deeper, richer the color, with pink and red flashes, the more desirable the gem. Tanzanite in sizes of 2 carats or more is considered important. Tanzanite is a relatively soft stone, so if you plan to wear your piece of jewelry a lot, select a piece in which the stone is protected (with a bezel or semi-bezel) or does not sit too high off the finger. The top quality tanzanite is called AAA grade. This grade has always been difficult to find, and constitute only 1% of all tanzanite production. AAA tanzanite is now becoming exceptionally scarce.
Enhancements: Although cutting is the most basic enhancement method necessary to display the beauty of a gemstone, there are many fascinating methods by which man has demonstrated his ability to draw maximum color, luster, clarity and brilliance from natures earthbound treasures. A basic understanding of these enhancement techniques will add to your appreciation of the beauty, durability and value of the gemstone jewelry you already own, or plan to purchase in the future. Virtually every tanzanite is heated to permanently change its color from orange-brown to the spectacular violet-blue color for which this gemstone is known.
Tanzanite care: Do not use an ultrasonic cleaner. Avoid sudden temperature changes, steaming and contact with cosmetics, hairspray, perfume or household chemicals. Clean only with a damp cloth or soft brush with room temperature water.