Tanzanite and Sterling Silver Ring
Stone: Genuine tanzanite
Cut: Faceted oval cabochon
Measurements: 4x6mm stone
Setting: Hand made 935 silver bezel setting
Band: Hand made from sterling silver, made to order in any size
Metal Finish: Brushed for a shiny finish
Tanzanite is a blue to violet gemstone which is a member of the zoisite mineral group. It was discovered in 1967 in the hills of Northern Tanzania, and is extremely rare; it is only found in one place on earth: Tanzania, East Africa. The only known deposit of tanzanite is located on a five square mile hilltop at Merelani Hills near Ausha, Tanzania. Tanzanite is pleochroic, which means that it shows different colours depending on the viewing angle, and is usually heat-treated to enhance its blue and violet colours. Tanzanite is considered to be a valuable spiritual stone that can be used in order to relate to other realms or for meditation. Tanzanite is thought to inspire compassion and to encourage calmness, and is believed to be helpful in facilitating communication and solving problems. Tanzanite thought to be a stone for higher consciousness, implementation of desires, self-expression, creativity, wisdom and communication. The colour of tanzanite ties it to loyalty, faith, sincerity and respect.