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! Tanzanites ! We have many loose Tanzanites and finished Tanzanite Jewelry
from $200 to $2000/ct depending on color,color mix, cut quality, clarity,
saturation, and size and we have many different sizes, shapes, colors
and cut quality - from light lavender to violet to violet-blue to deep
violet and deep blue and even blue-violet. WE GUARANTEE that it will be
the best stone for the money. In addition to Fine finished Jewelry in
all metals, we can design an Award Winning creation with you !
See Custom Design Process, click here.
exotic Tanzanite gemstone can be found in only one location worldwide:
a strip of only a few kilometers in the Merelani hills located in northern
Tanzania at the foothills of majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. One look at the
precious gem will tell you what an important mine the Merelani has come
to be, as the stone's stunning deep blue and purple hues will captivate
you immediately. From 2000 feet below the surface, miners carefully extract
the tanzanite, which naturally comes in irregular crystal shapes in a
dark brown shade. Using a process similar to that utilized to bring out
the brilliant colors of rubies and sapphires, the stone is then heated
to approximately 600 degrees Celsius to yield the permanent blue-lavender
color is the consumer's most valuable quality indication of the gem. More
valuable tanzanite stones have a stronger intensity, while lower quality
stones are often pale or gray in color. Tanzanite registers a 6.5 on the
Mohs hardness scale, which places it softer than diamonds or sapphires,
and therefore more susceptible to scratches or abrasions. The stone is
more than suitable for jewelry, but the wise owner will still take some
precautions. Tanzanite is best set in less exposed pieces of jewelry,
and while not being worn should be stored in individual cloth pouches.
The gem can be cleaned using soap or steamer, but an ultrasonic cleaner
should not be used. After a devastating flood in the Merelani mine in
April 1998 that the community is still recovering from, tanzanite demand
is higher than ever. We look forward to introducing you to the world of
this precious gem and welcome any questions you may have.