Tanzanite

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!