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Welcome to the Tanzanite Foundation
A non-profit industry supported organisation, The Tanzanite Foundation strives to educate and inspire consumers about responsibly sourced Tanzanite. The Foundation also undertakes community projects in the areas surrounding the tanzanite mining area in Merelani. learn more...
Tanzanite - Decembers Birthstone.
The weather might be cold but Tanzanite is so hot, it was the first gemstone added to the birthstone list since 1912 by the American Gem Trade Association in 2002. Because tanzanite was only discovered in 1969, it never had a chance to be included in the official birthstone list, which was created in 1912. Tanzanite was added as it is by far the most popular blue gemstone after sapphire. Additionally it is commmonly used in fine jewellery, unlike the other blue stones - zircon and turquoise - which it shares Decembers birthstone status with. .
Be Born to Tanzanite.
Fittingly tanzanite's heritage is a story underpinned by an age-old Maasai affinity with the color blue, regarded as sacred, healing and above all representative of new life. Based on this tradition , many people now see tanzanite as "the" birthstone - irrespective of the month, and give this beautiful stone as a gift at the beginning of life to celebrate new life and new beginnings.
Your Conflict Free Guarantee - Ethical Tanzanite
Sep 10th 2013
Worlds Largest Ethical Tanzanite Mine Open Online Store.
For the first time in history, tanzanite direct from the world’s largest ethical mining company - TanzaniteOne - is available online. The new online boutique, dubbed TanzaniteOne Online - gives consumers world wide the ability to buy tanzanite gems and jewellery which has been mined ethically and responsibly in Tanzania. learn more...
Tanzanite 1000 Times Rarer than Diamonds
Tanzanite is rare. In fact this beautiful blue violet gem is beyond rare. With just an estimated 30 years of supply remaining in the mine, as time passes Tanzanite becomes ever more precious. Tanzanite is found in only one place on earth, deep in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro learn more...