Tanzanite is a beautiful gem found in only 1 location on earth: the Merelani hills of northern Tanzania.
Tanzanite ranges in color from violet to blue. This wonderful gem was first discovered in 1967, and was originally thought to be a sapphire deposit.
Tiffany & Co. became interested in this new gem and made a deal to become its main distributor in 1968. Fun Fact: Tiffany & Co. is actually responsible for naming tanzanite after the country it was discovered in!
Tanzanite is commonly heated to improve or change its color. Color origin for this gem is currently undeterminable.