When tanzanite debuted in 1967, it was a sensation. 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.” Scientists say Tanzanite is 1000 times rarer than diamonds. “Experts estimate that our tanzanite deposits will have run out in 30 years,” says prominent mining company Tanzanite One. In recent years, top-quality tanzanite gems have fetched higher prices at auction than rubies, emeralds or diamonds! 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.Tanzanite is also trichroic—which means that three different colors are visible when the stone is viewed from different angles. In the Saint Paulia Tanzanite Collection pear-cut tanzanite stones are artfully arranged to form a flower motif and are set in gleaming 10K white gold.