Gemstones Love & Care Guide


Physical characteristics

  • ✧ Species


  • ✧ Hardness


  • ✧ Composition

    Calcium aluminum hydroxysilicate

  • ✧ Mineral Family


  • ✧ Luster


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About Tanzanite

Tanzanite is the purple, violet and blue variety of the zoisite family. It has distinct pleochroism, showing either purple, blue or slate-grey depending on the angle they are viewed from.

Formed some 585 million years ago, Tanzanite is a very rare gemstone found in only one place on earth - the Mererani Hills of Northern Tanzania, near the city of Arusha and Mount Kilimanjaro. Tanzanite was named after its country of origin by Tiffany's in 1968. Tanzanite is famed for its multidimensional colours: it radiates blue, violet, burgundy, green and yellow sometimes.

Tanzanite is a rare exotic treasure celebrated by specialists as the 'gemstone of the 20th century. It is also "the most beautiful blue gemstone to be discovered in 2000 years."

Tanzanite, selected as the newer birthstone of December, is believed to be a storm of transformation that helps the wearer manifest positivity and inspiration.

Colour range of Tanzanite

Deep blue - Violet - Rich purple - Multi-coloured with Yellow & Green

Tanzanite Care Tips

  • Wearing


    ✦ Can be worn daily.

    ✦ Avoid water, extreme humidity, and heat as this may cause your jewellery to discolour.

    ✦ Avoid contact with home detergents or chemical products such as perfumes, makeup, lotions, and nail polish removers.

  • Storage


    ✦ Store in individual soft pouch or fixed slot in jewellery box so gemstones don’t get scratched.

    ✦ Keep chains and bracelets fastened so they don’t get tangled up.

    ✦ Away from direct sunlight, in a dark, cool and dry place.

  • Cleaning


    ✦ Clean with soft dry jewellery cloth.

    ✦ Wash with lukewarm water with a gentle soap.

    ✦ Use Bling Brush Jewellery Cleaner

Tanzanite Extra Care

✦ Avoid any rough handling or knocks.



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