June 1, 2017
A piece of Tanzanite marks a special milestone and commemorates a cherished occasion with something that’s not only beautiful but also tangible. In short, purchasing a special gemstone creation is an emotionally rewarding investment and a decision that’s not to be taken lightly.
This is why Tanzanitedirectory.com has come with a list of Licensed Tanzanite Companies and Other gemstones Dealers so you can easly Select where and how to purchase. By educating yourself, you’ll not only have a better understanding of what it is you’re buying, but you’ll also learn to appreciate all the fascinating intricacies of a single item of Tanzanite.
FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING TANZANITE
Discovered at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in 1967, tanzanite is 1000 times rarer than a diamond. Its value is also determined in a similar way to the diamond by using the Four C ‘s
If tanzanite is cut too shallow, light will escape from the stone and this will result in a lighter shade of violet or blue and a loss of value. Generally, the deeper the cut, the more intense the hue and the more valuable the stone; the shapes that yield the best colour are the cushion, oval and trillion cuts.
The colour of this gorgeous gemstone is predominantly blue or violet, and the more intense the hue is, the more rare and pricey the tanzanite is. What sets this gem apart from many others is the fact that it is trichroic; meaning, it has the ability to display three colours, namely violet, blue and red, when viewed from three different directions.
The clarity of tanzanite is measured in the same way as a diamond, only using a different strength magnifying loupe. Again, the closer the gem is to being flawless, the more costly and sought-after.
The carat-weight of tanzanite is assessed on the same scale as the diamond.
The hardness of tanzanite should also be considered. According to Mohs Scale of Mineral Hardness, it is 7.5
Handmade African Jewellery;
Blue Zebra Art Studio have their very own divine and very exclusive collection of African jewellery. Each piece has been designed and made with love and care, using organic African materials and putting a unique and modern twist on traditional African jewellery pieces. We use a large mixture of African beads, including turquoise, gold dust, moon dust, amber, the sought after colourful West African trade beads, wood, clay, bone and many more natural resources to create these wonderful and contemporary jewellery items. We also have an exquisite collection of tanzanite’s and other semi precious stones. These unique pieces will add interest and beauty to any outfit and every time you wear a piece you truly will be carrying a piece of genuine Africa with you.
Our Other African Jewellery
Blue Zebra Art Studio also present an extensive range of jewellery created by a variety of skilled African designers. Africans really do know how to make something out of anything, recycling many natural materials and creating wonderful designs in both traditional and contemporary styles. At Blue Zebra Art Studio we want to help you look and feel great, wearing organic items from the earth that have been crafted into stunning jewellery pieces.