Lightning storms at majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro are infrequent, but when they strike, they hit with such a ferocity that the results can be astounding. Without the fury of lightning, we wouldn’t be able to bring you our stunning new Skai Tanzanite Necklace.
In 1967, lightning exploded across Kilimajaro’s landscape and scorched the earth. The heat was so intense that it changed the rock under the surface. Maasai tribesmen later walked the blackened land and discovered a blue-violet stone they had never before seen.
This stone is now called tanzanite, and the small area around Mt. Kilimanjaro is the only place on earth where tanzanite can be found. Currently, production in the mines has slowed, because it’s getting harder and harder to find raw tanzanite, and that has a lot of people worried. The gem is becoming more and more popular, and, unfortunately, the mines can’t keep up with demand.
Luckily, Stauer invested early in the market for “the gemstone of the 20th century,” and we can continue to offer you authentic tanzanite jewelry that is both magnificent and rare. Our Skai Tanzanite Earrings pay homage to what tanzanite was first called when it was discovered in 1967 — skaiblu — and the ethereal gems reflect the deep, blue-violet shades of the sky as day turns to night. Each of the earrings’shining stones have been tumble-polished, and the rich hues in each gem vary in intensity from pale blue to velvet night. These tanzanite earrings, each with two lustrous blue gems, total 20-carats. Order today, and take home a natural treasure of Mother Africa.