Engagement Rings Moving Away from Strictly Diamonds,Tanzanite a Favored Option

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Traditions are tried and true ways that “everybody has done it in the past.” But, apparently the times, they are a-changing. Modern brides, millennials top among them, are reportedly looking to distance themselves from the traditional look and expense of diamond engagement rings by favoring colored gemstones, and among them is Tanzanite.

The Vancouver Sun recently ran an interesting article, “In loving color: Coloured gemstones, diamonds a hot option for engagement rings” where  Amanda He, founder of the Vancouver-based fine jewelry brand Poppy Finch is quoted as saying “People now value and encourage individualism much more than a decade ago. We want to be who we are, and not be told what we should or shouldn’t be doing ”

Just as a flurry of colors now adorn bridesmaids from one wedding to another based on the personal style of the bride, so to can her engagement ring, something she will obviously wear quite often and as such it should be an expression of herself in today’s world and not a distraction from times gone by.

Tanzanite Jewelry

Tanzanite is perfectly positioned to blend into this brave new world of wedding rings and bands which has become “much more pigmented than it used to be,” as described by the article’s author Aleesha Harris.

Tanzanite is of course, world-renowned for breathtaking tanzanite color, And its intense depth, and rarity.

Just gaze deeply at this 3 ctw Cushion Cut Tanzanite Ring with 0.42ctw in 14K White Gold in AAAA Grade. It makes a statement. The wearer of this ring has her life balanced among her roles and will boldly meet every challenge head on to the benefit of her partner and herself. She is no shrinking violet.

3 ctw Cushion Cut Tanzanite Ring

There is also nothing old fashioned about this 1.5ct Trillion Tanzanite Ring With .11ctw Diamonds in 14k White Gold. This is not your grandmother’s engagement ring. The twisted band gives it a trendy look which can fit in well with almost every kind of dress, whether formal or informal

Trillion Tanzanite Ring

Tradition has held that the price range of the ring should equate to three times the groom’s salary. But the article reports such thinking is giving way for more affordable rings to allow for greater funds available for a home.

This .90ct Cushion Tanzanite Ring With .12ctw Diamonds in 14k Yellow Gold fits that bill precisely, at a current mid $500 price range, easily within a month’s salary of today’s hard working Millennial. And as modern as it looks with the wavy curvature of the band if you look closely it has a symbolic (traditional?) impression of two hands holding the gemstone in place.

Cushion Tanzanite Ring

The Vancouver Sun article is an interesting read if you are looking for contemporary insights towards engagement rings. This is a big step in your life, representing a physical embodiment of your commitment to another person. For most, it is a one-time choice and should be made wisely.

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We at TopTanzanite stand ready to help you. Pleased explore our on-line catalog of engagement rings as well as wedding rings, pendants, and earrings at  http://www.toptanzanite.com/.

Global Tour of Valentine Traditions

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In our previous blog, we suggested giving a Tanzanite gemstone as an alternative to chocolates, flowers, teddy bears and other traditional gifts for the upcoming Valentine’s Day Celebration. That is not so out of the ordinary when you consider that in some countries around the world there are different traditions honored.

In Denmark humor paves the way for love, as men send ladies “gaekkebrev.” No, not a flower or food item but a lighthearted letter featuring a rhyme or funny poem; it is composed on intricately cut paper and — this is central to the “gaekkebrev,” it is signed just with anonymous dots. If the lady can piece together enough clues from the written content and a pattern of the dots to determine the sender’s name, she earns an Easter egg in April.

Valentine Traditions

Of course, there is also a flower tradition, as sweethearts can give to one another “snowdrops” which are pressed white flowers.

Wearing your heart on your sleeve can be a negative connotation, but in South Africa, that is the point of Valentine’s Day. But instead of a heart, women pin the names of their love interest on their shirtsleeves, an ancient Roman tradition known as Lupercalia. In some cases, this is how South African men learn of their secret admirers.

The strangest tradition we found – and long since banned –  came from, of all places, France. The custom was known as “one lotteries glamor” (The Lottery of Love) where single women and men gathered in houses facing each other. They would pair off after yelling out to each other, A little weird but not strange, you say?

Lottery of Love

If the man didn’t like his Valentine, in the end, he could desert her in the middle of the day.

No, it did not end even there. At night, the abandoned and not in a very romantic Valentine mood women would then set a bonfire ablaze, burning pictures of these men and curse them. As you can guess, things could and more often than not got out of hand. Eventually, the French government banned the practice altogether.

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Valentine’s Day traditionally plays out as a celebration of affection and respect that one person has for the other, with a gift as a physical representation. This year why not make that gift a special one in the form of a Tanzanite gemstone, in a setting of your choice as a ring, catalog earrings or pendant.

We offer a wide variety of stone shapes and designs, available on our catalog at http://www.toptanzanite.com/

Make Valentine’s Day Even More Special with Tanzanite

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Valentine’s Day gift giving on February 14th is a tradition. And traditionally the gift is either a simple card and chocolates, flowers, or a cute teddy bear. Why not honor the tradition but put an extra special twist this year to show her you care with the gift that most certainly does keep on giving, the Gift of Tanzanite.

A card will be put away in a drawer. Chocolates will either melt or be eaten. Flowers can be pressed & saved but most likely wilt and be thrown away. And Teddy will sit on a chair or between the pillows. But your Tanzanite gift will be worn at many special occasions for days, weeks, months and years to come. Always remembered. Always on display.

Valentine Day Gift Idea

For example, look closely at this  .78ct Round Tanzanite Ring with 4ctw Diamonds in 14k Rose Gold. Observe how the rose gold merges with the diamonds in the setting. Just as you two have combined your love. It is represented by the ring.

Round Tanzanite Ring

But, what if the relationship has only just begun and perhaps a ring might be considered too forward at this juncture? Tanzanite is one of fine jewelry’s most adaptable gemstones. Consider this .45ct Trillion Tanzanite Pendant With .024ctw Diamonds in 925 Sterling Silver

Trillion Tanzanite Pendant

Perfect for a dinner date, but not so overbearing that it could not be worn at the office or to give her business attire just that extra bit of kick to keep all eyes on her during the monthly staff meeting.

Or, for the same reasoning, you might opt for these .70ctw Trillion Tanzanite Earrings with .048ctw Diamonds in 925 Sterling Silver.Instead of the bold, powerful Tanzanite blue, there is a more subtle, lighter hue. It lends itself to a less formal wardrobe, and an array of colors as such would be worn in a work environment. Plainly spoken, to the object of your affection, it says, “Hey, I like you,” without  “coming on too strong.”

Trillion Tanzanite Earring

According to the Statisticbrain website, the average annual Valentine’s Day spending is a little over $13 billion. That includes 180 million cards and 198 million roses.

Here at TopTanzanite, we wish to help you stand out from the crowd of guys with cards and roses, perhaps even from the last partner of your true love and give her something extra special this year. As romantic as a ring, as personal as a pendant, as easy as earrings.

Tanzanite Jewelry

Just fill in the parameters of your interests on our selection-friendly on-line catalog (or just browse, you have time) at http://www.toptanzanite.com/ . Whatever message you wish to convey, Tanzanite fine jewelry will make February 14th and every day after that a day that you will be fondly remembered.

Tanzanite Blue – The BMW of Gemstones

How powerful and unique is the appeal of the dark blue color emanating from a Tanzanite gemstone? More than enough to be a sought after color for a high-end car such as a BMW, we have heard. And while you may or may not be able to afford such a car right now, our quality gemstones set as rings, pendants and earrings are quite affordable.

Tanzanite Blue

If you are new to Tanzanite (possibly finding this blog while searching for “BMW”), TopTanzanite would like to share with you what regular readers know. Tanzanite is a deep, rich, blue color that speaks of individuality, power, and confidence.  Just look at this 1.00ct Trillion Tanzanite Pendant with .05ctw Diamonds in 14k  White Gold.

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The cuts and corners are clearly carved. The details are clean, sharp yet subdued. It speaks clearly but not loudly across a crowded room. You stand out in style.

Somewhat the same as the aforementioned Tanzanite Blue BMW as you will note in the praising opinions of not only the car owner but the commenters at the end of the auto blog.  They seem to favor the TB (Tanzanite Blue) paint overcoat on the BMW.

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What is so special about the blue color and Tanzanite itself that appeals to both owners of fine jewelry and high-end motorcars? Perhaps it is the uniqueness of Tanzanite. It is mined in only one place in the entire world, a 20 square mile area in Northern Tanzania and when the digging ends, it ends. A gemstone, a car, no longer in production becomes a rarity, a collector’s item.

Tanzanite Gemstone

According to Geology.com: Tanzanite stands out in mall and chain store jewelry displays because most stones have a distinct hint of purple or violet in their color. People who have experience looking at gems and pay attention to color will quickly notice Tanzanite in a display case of blue gems.

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Wouldn’t you want to be the owner of a  standout ring such as this 2ct Oval Tanzanite Gent’s Ring with .22ctw Diamonds in 14k White Gold to wear and pass down to a family member, knowing full well that its value and appreciation will only increase over the years?

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Consider how that ring would look on your finger, or that pendant around your neck as you drove the Tanzanite Blue BMW. The finer things in life begin as dreams before becoming a reality.

TopTanzanite jewelry is available on-line through our extensive, user-friendly catalog of rings, pendants, and earrings at  http://www.toptanzanite.com/.

Let Tanzanite & January Be Your Doorway to the New Year

January, when you think of it, is the doorway or even the doorman (woman? person?) that welcomes you into a new year of dreams, goals, accomplishments and interactions. It is a new beginning for relationships, even on-going ones, so why not celebrate that with one of the newest and most popular gemstones in recent history: Tanzanite!

New Beginning for The Year

Having read this blog before, you may be aware of the Tanzanite story. It was discovered in 1967 and found in only one place, a small 20-mile tract of land in Tanzania; “blue zoisite” (its scientific designation) was a virtual overnight success in the world of fine jewelry based on the captivating blue presence the gemstone offered to owners.

Tanzanite Stone

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Consider the blue shadings of this eye-catching .22ct Marquise Tanzanite Ring with .224ctw Diamonds in 14k Rose Gold.

Marquise Tanzanite Ring

Or imagine the unique look of these 4.2ctw Cushion Tanzanite Earrings with 1.13ctw Diamond in Yellow Gold as they swing from delicate ears.. Cushion Tanzanite Earring

Tanzanite also owes its success in part to its name, thanks to Tiffany & Company. Fully aware of the blue gemstone’s potential as an international seller, Tiffany struck the deal to become its main distributor, but in doing so renamed it to “Tanzanite” to focus on the rarity and sole location as a powerful selling point.

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But, do you know the story of “January” and how it got its name?  The Roman god of doorways — those both opening & closing, was named Janus. He is usually depicted as having two faces since he looks to the future and the past. And is not January the doorway to look into the new year while still looking back at the previous year?

In Latin, the word is Januarius. In Middle English it became Januarie.

Therefore, January represents a unique new beginning for the year and to relationships (new or existing). What better way to symbolize this to your beloved that he or she is also unique, than with such a rare gemstone as Tanzanite?

Tanzanite Pendants

For example, how rare is it to see a pendant with two diamond-studded bars connecting to a chain such as this .40ct Princess Cut Tanzanite Pendant with .448ctw Diamonds in 14k White Gold.

Princess Cut Tanzanite Pendant

With any of the gemstone jewelry pictured in this blog, you may easily elevate the otherwise normal attire of your partner by mixing in the high-end styling that Tanzanite ownership offers. And January is a uniquely timely month to do so. TopTanzanite makes finding the appropriate fine jewelry item as easy as 1-2-3: go to our on-line catalog at http://www.toptanzanite.com/ ; use our drop down options on style and pricing; select from a user-friendly catalog of rings, pendants, and earrings.