Tanzanite is fast becoming a favorite in the jewelry world. Its violet-periwinkle color is captivating and the sparkle is so much like a diamond it is no surprise that it quickly catches the eye when passing by it in the jewelry case. Here are some fun facts about tanzanite to help you become more acquainted with your new favorite gem! Be sure to shop our beautiful tanzanite pieces this season.

  • Tanzanite is the official birthstone for December.

  • Tanzanite has been attributed with qualities of good luck and prosperity, and associated with celebrations of new life and new beginnings.

  • Tanzanite’s only known source in the world is a 2 and a half mile strip of land near Mount Kilimanjaro in northern Tanzania. This single, limited source renders tanzanite at least a thousand times more rare than diamonds.Though more affordable than diamonds, and around a third of the price of sapphires, tanzanite is an extremely valuable gem, with tanzanite rings, tanzanite necklaces and