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Bringing Back the Shine If Your Tanzanite Ring Becomes Cloudy

Brilliant, beautiful and oh so blue, your Tanzanite Ring is a treasure to behold. But, more than just an accessory to be worn at dinner parties or even to work, it is an investment, one that needs to be taken care of on a regular basis. Cleaning this gemstone is not difficult, but you must take great care, as you would with a classic car.

tanzanite-ringTo begin with, there is no need for concern if your Tanzanite begins losing some of its blue brilliance after you have worn it for some time. It is natural. It is a beautiful gemstone. You want to show it off, and understandably it will pick up dirt, skin oils, fingerprints, and of course, makeup.

You have essentially two choices. You can bring it to jewelers or do it yourself. Does it yourself? Don’t panic.

If you decide to use a jeweler you know & trust, problem solved. However, if it is first-time undertaking, be sure to meet him/her to ask questions. You want to wonder if you can trust him with your investment. Look online for references. Moreover, if a sales person tries to act as a buffer to keep you from the jeweler, then walk away. While your precious ring is out of your possession, you want to know you will always have access to the person to whom you have entrusted it for safekeeping.

If you decide to do the cleaning yourself, the most important thing to remember is that Tanzanite is a rare and delicate stone. It will scratch easily. Simple mild soap and warm water will be your friends.

In today’s high-tech world, people naturally look to the Internet for answers (You are here, reading this blog, are you not?). Click away from any website that might suggest for the actual cleaning things such as toothpaste, paper or anything that is coarse. These will scratch. We have seen some sites that will suggest employing the softest setting toothbrush to use, but we recommend standard microfiber lens cloths or a fully 100% smooth cotton cloth.

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Begin by gently placing your Tanzanite ring in a medium to the large bowl of room temperature soapy water. Too hot or too cold could crack the stone.

• You may use a dishwashing liquid, but it must be free of bleaches and the mildest form as abrasives would be damaging to your gemstone.

• Distilled water will also be an even better choice if you live in an area where tap water carries with it harsh chemicals.

• A plastic container would be even more favorable. You do not want the ring to bang against the sides of the ceramic bowl.

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Let it sit for about 20 minutes. Then dry your ring off with the microfiber or cotton cloth, in light circular motion, much the same as you would a bathroom mirror but obviously on a much smaller and more precise scale.

Take these simple steps on a regular basis, and you will extend the life and enjoyment of your Tanzanite Rings for many years to come.

Tanzanite Gemstones Buying Guide

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The Tanzanite stone has been named the gemstone of this generation and is one of the rarest gemstones in the world. Although diamonds are higher priced due to its use in both the fashion and industrial sectors, the Tanzanite stone can only be found in one place worldwide. Named by Tiffany & Co from the country of its origin, Tanzania, which is located on the Eastern side of the vast continent of Africa. The stone is referred to as, “the gemstone of the generation” because it is only mined in a select part of Tanzania, which is at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro with the mining area only being 4 Kilometers in width and 2 Kilometers in length. In the years 1998 and 1999, the stone was the world’s best-selling gemstone and its demand has increased steadily since then.

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The gem was formed 500 million years ago, combing the eruption of Mount Kilimanjaro, high pressure and heat and the Vanadium chemical. In its original state, the stone is a dirty brown color and therefore was not found and mined sooner. The stone is heat treated in order to attain its radiant multifaceted colors. The gemstone changes colors from light blue, indigo, violet to lilac depending on the reflections of light. Tanzanite is approximately 1000 times more rare than the diamond, but in comparison to buying a diamond, it is a lot cheaper. Geologists estimate that the mining period of this stone will be no more than 25 years, making our generation the last ones to get our hands on this stone!

This gemstone is not a very hard, being a combination of calcium aluminum silicate. On the Mohs scale, the stone has a value of between 6.5 to 7. It is thus advisable to be careful whilst wearing the stone in order to prevent any damage. This gemstone should not be put in ultrasonic baths for cleaning and contact with any acids should be avoided. The best wear for this stone would be as pendants or earrings rather than rings, for ease of care and durability of the gem. Any type of cut and shape is possible for this stone, allowing a wide range of different designer cuts and shapes to suit all buyers tastes.

The Tanzanite stone colors range from a very dark and intense blue to a very pale, almost baby blue color. Those gems that have the strongest and most vibrant blue, indigo/ blue or purple/blue color are the most sought after and the more valuable crystals. As with the majority of rare crystals, the smaller gems are more easily found in comparison to larger stones. Generally, the larger the gemstone is, the more vibrant its color will be.

Tanzanite crystal is one of the most sought after and valuable stones with regards to the metaphysical. The stone is associated with powers of spirituality and connecting with your inner psychic powers. The crystal is said to bring properties of protectiveness and security combine the heart and the mind. The gemstone assists in connecting with your third eye Chakra, which is in between your brows, whilst still providing a layer of protection, so that these psychic visions do not become too overwhelming for you. Clearing of this Chakra helps you see the inner and outer world and brings forth your intuition. The stone assists in communication barriers and has calm and soothing properties to the wearer. In addition, it is said to help boost your immune system, detoxify the body and increase fertility in women.

Tanzanite stones

A world leader in the sale of Tanzanite stones, Top Tanzanite has a vast collection of loose stones of different cuts as well as designed rings, pendants, earrings, and studs. With over 30 years of experience in wholesale gemstones, the professional Tanzanite experts can help you pick the perfect stone, to suit your requirements. The calibrated stones as well at the single stones come in a number of different shapes and cuts. Clients are able to choose from the cushion, pear, round, marquise, oval shapes and the emerald and trillion cut.

The exquisite rings at Top Tanzanite come in 14 karats white, rose or yellow gold. The earrings, pendants, and studs ranges have the option of white gold, yellow gold, and sterling silver. The prices range from approximately $100 to $10,000 providing you with a large selection of exquisitely crafted jewelry to suit your budget requirements. The Company has a conflict-free sourcing of Tanzanite policy and is a part of the Tucson Tanzanite Protocol, which ensures that an ethical route of the Tanzanite gemstone supply is maintained at all times by strengthening controls and restricting illegal mining in Tanzania. The owners of Top Tanzanite have been trading this precious gemstone since 1978 and the Company now has one of the largest collection of the Tanzanite gemstone.

High-quality Tanzanite products, sourced, cut, polished and crafted into the perfect piece of jewelry by Top Tanzanite, gives you the confidence and assurance of genuine quality stones for reasonable prices. The online website offers secure payments and frees shipment on all orders and has the utmost confidence in their products by offering a free 30 day returns policy for a full refund from the invoice date.

Tiffany and Company stated, “Tanzanite is the most beautiful blue stone to be discovered in 2000 years”, and to this day the statement still hold true for many people. Buyers of this stone are generally those who want to be apart from the rest. They have a keen eye for spotting a good investment and cashing in on it immediately. With the supply diminishing, the value and price for these stone will only get higher with time.

Those who invest in this precious gemstone now will never regret the decision! The colors and beauty of the stone exude vitality, youth, confidence combined with a timeless elegance. The stone can be worn by both men and women of all ages, and one day, when the supply has completely depleted can be passed on from generation to generation as a family heirloom. With the crystals gorgeous hues of color, adaptability of different designs and cuts, limited supply, natural beauty and spiritual and protective properties, this stone is clearly a wise man’s choice!