Unlike other gemstones, which are mined all over the world, tanzanite can be found in only one place on Earth: in the remote Merelani Hills in the shadow of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa. According to legend, a bolt from the sky set the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro ablaze, revealing the sparkling violet-blue of Tanzanite below the surface. Tanzanite is no ordinary gemstone. Henry Platt, president and chairman of Tiffany & Company called Tanzanite, “The most important gemstone discovery in over 2,000 years." What makes tanzanite so irresistible is its beautiful violet blue color. It’s unlike any color you’ve seen. A color that mimics a gorgeous mixture of the best sapphire, amethyst and blue topaz.