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Tanzanite : Birthstone For December

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December a month of celebrations, vacations, gifts, getting married, snowfall & endless fun becomes more exciting when your birth date lies within.

For this joyful month, the special gemstone ‘Tanzanite’ is declared as Birthstone for December Born. Very young breakthrough to be set as a Birthstone proves how prominent the gem is?

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With high aesthetic values in bluish lilac shade has made the Tanzanite an eminent gem. Sensational gemstone is not only significant but also adds to the decorum of your lifestyle.

More Read: Lady DIVA with Tanzanite Accessories

Tanzanite‘s acceptance as a “Birthstone” is an extraordinary achievement, very rare to see any gem honored in less than a century from its discovery. Why is it so? There are several reasons behind this ambiguity; exceptional beauty, gleaming blue tones, alluring reflexes, worldwide recognition, high market values & many more.

Moreover Tanzanite is a very rare gemstone, originates only in one place of the World. Thus its demand has risen to unbelievable pinnacle. Being a Birthstone, Tanzanite generates optimistic approach in one’s attitude, bluish mauve variations keeps one charged up & definitely extracts the goodness of one.

Being a Sagittarian the magnificent nature of a person is well reflected with the gem. December born are very creative, flexible, caring, progressive & quite explorer by nature, thus Tanzanite’s luminous style suites them and for sure helps in enhancement of their own personality.

Flawless classiness is yet another quality of the December Birthstone. Foothills of Kilimanjaro produce fine Tanzanite in a unique manner, which results in absolute flawlessness of gem. Its bravura style is then dipped into purity of flawless appearance creates a very dignified aura for wearer.

Come explore the magic of venerable gem.

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.

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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.

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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/.

Investment in Tanzanite

Investment in Tanzanite

Tanzanite, the most unique investment.

Tanzanite is among the rarest gemstone on earth and also the most undervalued relatively to its rarity. It sells much less than diamond but its structural reasons have kept it attaining its true and ever growing potential.
It is a trichoic stone that possess diverse colors. The color ranges from blue to deep violets and indigo. It has been declared the most beautiful stone that has been discovered over the last 2,000 years. Its color is an attraction to many especially those who tend to make jewelry out of it. It is projected that the stone will become depleted in the next 25 years thus given the name “gemstone of a generation”. The price of Tanzanite has been rising. It is projected that it will rise more in the coming years due to the law o demand and supply. Investment in this gemstone would yield abnormal profits in the next years as its availability is diminishing.

Tanzanite is a commodity that is only found in a 4Km square in Tanzania. It is difficult to find and yet easy to destroy in the process of extraction. Anyone wishes to have this valuable investment, but covet the stone distinct beauty. Many believe that it has therapeutic and healing properties. The presence of tanzanite is believed to be as result of eruption of Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. The eruption of the mountain is believed to be as result of unique conditions thus the rarity of the gemstone is due to the absence of these conditions. Economically, the unique conditions set the stage for the major factors that make the stone a potential and a successful investment. The more the conditions become rare, the less the eruptions and in turn the rare the gemstone. Its demand is increasing year in year out not only in the US market but all around the globe.

Besides, the stone has high vibration ability. It is currently about a third the price of sapphire. Compounded by its rarity, tanzanite has become investment of choice and it is more likely to increase as the supply lowers.

From the estimates given by geologists, there are merely ten years left before tanzanite become depleted due to the constant mining in just a single site? The results will that both supply and demand will play in favor of the gem because of the increasing quantity and the increasing popularity all over the world.

The commodity is evidently a good and solid investment for the growing reputation and the high increasing value. The value and secure, the solid ownership of the gemstone will definitely be an excellent investment than any stock market that ever existed. Mining will definitely grow along the interest of the consumer, which will decrease the supply rate even faster. Putting into consideration that an investment can never hit 100 percent, stacking up on a few tanzanite will be a good investment based on all the factors.

Make a wise step, invest on tanzanite and you will smile all the way to the bank.

Tanzanite Foundation closing in NYC

The New York City–based Tanzanite Foundation will cease operations on Aug. 31.

Tanzanite Foundation executive director Hayley Henning confirmed to JCK this week that the 11-year-old promotional agency for tanzanite will close at the end of August.

Formed by miner TanzaniteOne, the nonprofit foundation has served all ethical and socially responsible operators and partners in the tanzanite industry, helping to implement standardized methods of practice and conduct and deliver ethically sourced stones to market.

The decision to close was based on economics—tanzanite’s prices have been at all-time lows—as well as poor production, repeated problems with illegal miners and theft, and other factors.

“The Tanzanite Foundation was a pioneer in the gem industry by being the first colored gemstone specific marketing agency, encouraging more designers to work with tanzanite,” explains Henning, who has served the agency for seven years. “Tanzanite is one of the world’s most precious and exotic gems, and despite being a small operation, I’m proud of our accomplishments—not only in promoting tanzanite, but in the social responsibility arena where we’ve made a huge difference to the lives of the local community outside the tanzanite mining area.”

The Tanzanite Foundation has aided countless Tanzanians by raising money to build two schools, an orphanage, and a clinic, as well as providing job opportunities.

 

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Treatment of Loose Stones

 

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A relatively recent addition to the gemstone market, tanzanite’s limited origin and brilliant blue color has helped it climb the jewel market ladder with great speed. A stone so much rarer than even diamonds, tanzanite in the past decade has owned the position of the second most loved colored gem in the United States, preceded only by sapphire.

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What few people are fully aware of, is the fact that when rough tanzanite is mined from the foothill of Mt. Kilimanjaro, more often than not it doesn’t look at all as it does in the market. Instead freshly mined rough tanzanite loose stones are a dull yellow-brown in color, and it takes skill to even differentiate it from the base rock at times.

If you’ve been scouting the market to buy tanzanite stones, you should have a decent idea of the treatments it goes through. Loose tanzanite gem stones are the hardest to sell as they have no embellishments masking its flaws, so often jewelers tend to overcompensate for these by excessively treating the rough stone – increasing its outer beauty but degrading the value and quality.

Once mined, rough tanzanite stones are heated to approximately 500 degrees (sometimes even more depending on the quality of the stone) in crucibles. This treatment causes changes in the crystal, and once the treatment is complete and the gem is taken out and cooled, its changed properties are retained permanently. Depending on the degree of heat it bears, its color intensifies – changing it from the dull brown to a permanent blue (ranging between pale sky blue, rich cobalt and violet).

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This treatment can also be done once the rough stone is faceted – that is once it has been cut to the desired shape and its outer planes have been angled ideally to maximize refraction (hence its sparkle).

Treatments impact the color to a great degree, but not all tanzanite gems are blue. Heat treatment doesn’t change the color of the rough stone, it only brings out and intensifies the already existing shade. Hues range from blues to violets to red-purple, some even with tints of grey, brown and green. Even so, the most valuable still remains the deep blue ones.

Tanzanite is originally a form of zoisite – chemical composition and all. Its name is specific to this crystalline form, which means that its properties are the same as that of zoisite – originally a rock that is brown, pink or grey in color.

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Of course, don’t be fooled, tanzanite loose stones do come out of the ground in their original blue shade as well; having been naturally heated inside the earth by the temperatures of Mt. Kilimanjaro – a volcanic mass in itself. It just so happens that even though naturally blue tanzanite is most valuable, treated tanzanite has been accepted by the market as the next best option.

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Lastly, while heat treatment is accepted, there are other measures taken by jewelers and distributers to enhance the color and shine of the tanzanite. When heated, tanzanite crystals tend to ‘crackle’, which is every miner’s nightmare as it loses its value. Hence they use other techniques – such as coating the gem with cobalt and the like. If you’re shopping for loose stones, keep a check on quality and make sure you get a certificate of authenticity.