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Know About Tanzanite

Tanzanite is Gem rarer than Diamond, it was discovered by Tanzanian Tribesman named Ali Joyawatu back in 1967 in Mererani Hills near Mount Kilimanjaro and Kilimanjaro International Airport. Colors range from an almost light blue to a deep midnight blue. Add to this blue a few flashes of red and touches of violet and purple. In general, tanzanites showing more blue are valued higher than those showing more violet.

  1. Tanzanite History

Tanzanite was discovered back in 1967 by the tribesman named Ali Joyawatu and at that time was controlled by Tiffany & Company who gave it its name and were the first true marketers of the gemstone. since from discovery up to date the gemstones has been through a lot of political and historical stories we can talk about. after September 11  stone was implicated as a funding source to Al Qaeda thus makes a drop in prices until State Department / CIA report was released in early 2002 cleared the industry of any links to Al Qaeda and Tanzanite rose again.

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