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​The Stone of Magic - Tanzanite

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If cold December gave you birth,

The month of snow and ice and mirth,

Place on your hand a tanzanite blue;

Success will bless whatever you do — Gregorian Birthstone Poem

The gemstone jewellery trends have been changing at a very fast pace. Today the jewellery lovers fascinate quirky setting, unusual cut and a colourful gem. In last five years, people are seen investing in stones ranging from shimmering black to stunning blue gemstone jewellery. The hot favourite amongst all the gemstones by far is Tanzanite. The Tanzanite jewellery has been a rage recently, and we have seen a global rise in its demand. If you are a Tanzanite jewellery fan or a December born, then this blog is surely what you have been looking for.

Tanzanite is known as the Stone of Magic. It was discovered in 1967 by Manuel D’Souza in Northeastern Tanzania.

Before we plunge into the history and lore of this lovely Blue tinted stone let's have a look at the pertinent details.

  • Mohs Scale - 6.5 out of 10
  • Family - Zoisite
  • Crystal structure - Orthorhombic
  • Chakras - Heart and Throat Chakras
  • Zodiac - Sagittarius, Pisces & Virgo
  • Planet - Earth
  • Colours - Blue, Purple-Blue, Colourless, Yellow-Brown or Greyish Blue. Tanzanites colour plays a vital role in determining its value. For example perfect blue, brilliant Tanzanite weighing 5, 10 or 20 Carats is of a higher value than a pale, dark, or dull stone even if it is twice the size and weight.
  • Anniversary Gemstone - 24th year
  • Unique Properties - Pleochroism: this means that Tanzanite appears as more than one colour (purple, gray and blue) when viewed from different angles.

Tanzanites are about 585 million years old. According to history, Tanzanite was first discovered by the Masai Herders. They stated that after lightening these blue stones were found scattered all over the ground. When Manuel D’Souza found these stones, he thought they were Sapphires. After a deep research, he figured that he was wrong and the blue gems that he came across were different from Sapphires.

Today Tanzanites are loved and adorned with pride. This gemstone particularly is known as a blue-chip investment. You might be wondering what got it such fame that it is now known after the big-four i.e. Ruby, Diamond, Sapphire, and Emerald. Well, it’s beautiful and rare colour, rarity, durability and availability triggered its popularity. The second factor that played a pivotal role is that Tanzanite is less expensive than Sapphire and hence is also treated as its substitute.

Since Tanzanite was discovered recently, it does not have an elaborate history, but it definitely possesses a large number of Metaphysical, Healing, and Magical Properties.

Tanzanite has the power to bring in calm and make a person slow down and take things easier. Hence it is also known as the Workaholic’s stone. This change in a person’s life will help him concentrate on the crucial areas and succeed. Just like its colour, Tanzanite brings in composure, relieves stress and is a harbinger of harmony. It opens the Psychic Realms and helps its inheritor understand his destiny and why certain things are happening in his life. A stone with personality traits!

Physically Tanzanite is believed to trigger recovery. It strengthens the immune system and keeps the heart, throat, spleen, lungs, pancreas and head healthy. With cell regeneration, it is believed to slow down the aging process and keep the skin and hair rejuvenated. It provides aid to excess acidity and inflammation. Not only this, Tanzanite is an excellent detoxifier and needs to be worn for a long time as it is a slow acting stone.

Tanzanite possesses overwhelming magical properties too. Optimum for meditation it brings in spiritual awareness. The ones who wear it with complete faith become more sensitive to psychic experiences as it opens the Upper Chakras first and then the Third Eye Chakra. With these revelations, one might get connected to the ancient wisdom and will be able to explore spiritual planes. It is such a powerful stone that one must inherit it only with positive desires. If worn with evil intentions then the negative energy that will be emitted will return three-fold.

Tanzanite though brittle than Diamond and Sapphire can last long if taken care off. All you need to do is avoid exposure to sudden temperature change, excessive heat, and commonly used ultrasonic cleaners. Wear this mesmerising beauty with care, flaunt it with pride and let it transform your life forever!

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