The value of tanzanite varies depending on shape, size, color and grade just as with any other gemstone. Another factor that plays in the value is the time of purchase. Since Tanzanite occurs in only one place in the world, the supply is both very limited and highly valued. According to geological estimates, there is enough tanzanite in the ground to only last for a few more years. Even though years might seem like a lot of time, remember that with each passing year, there will be fewer and smaller pieces of rough, the mining will be deeper and costlier, and the color, sizes, and quality of the rough is uncertain, all of which will increase the price. This will make Tanzanite a gemstone of high value for generations to come.
At TopTanzanite.com, we offer information to educate you about tanzanite, ensure that our loose stones are certified by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), and have tanzanite experts eager to help you with any questions you may have.
Traditionally, the four ‘precious stones’ refer to four gems available since antiquity: rubies, emeralds, sapphire and diamond. Even though other natural gemstones are called ‘semi- precious’ this does not mean they are not just as, if not more, valuable to the customers who buy them!
A gemstone must share three essential traits to be classified as semi-precious: beauty, rarity, and durability. Each trait, however, represents a range, and all gems can possess different levels of all three features. Often, the greatest is a stone’s rarity. Tanzanite is more than a thousand times rarer than a diamond. Combining this with the gorgeous blue it’s known for as well, Tanzanite fits extremely well into the semi-precious category.
Tanzanite is a thousand times rarer than diamonds! It is the extracted from an area with a radius of about eight miles at the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), making Rarity one of the tanzanite's primary claims to fame. Geologists argue that its formation is so unique, the chances of another such occurrence is a million to one.
The rarity and beauty of tanzanite have spiked the value of tanzanite globally. Being the second most revered gem by 2002 and then added to the birthstone list soon after, tanzanite's value has skyrocketed. Despite being the only gem added to the birthstone list since 1952, Tanzanite is currently a third of the cost of sapphire, but there is no doubt that with the estimation of only few years of tanzanite mining left, the value will be hitting new heights.
Buying from the source for any gemstone is a smart way to buy. When Tanzanite One’s Sightholder system was still in place, our parent company was one of the largest sightholders they had and so we were able to provide goods directly from the source. Nowadays, we purchase the rough in Arusha, Tanzania, and cut the gemstones ourselves.
We have been trading tanzanite globally, including supplying the major retailers in the US, for more than 30 years. In the wake of the online revolution, we also decided to serve our retail customers by opening our online store, TopTanzanite.com. Our tanzanite is graded according to GIA standards, and we guarantee safe and secure online transactions! Our products are shipped with a 30-day money back guarantee on the purchase price of the item.
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