The view from the lodge in Moshi stretches to the edge of the world. In the distance, the snow-capped majesty of Mt. Kilimanjaro. A woman strolls past wearing brilliant violet-blue stones. “Your ring is beautiful,” I tell her. “Asante sana,” she says in Swahili. Thank you very much. Tanzanite... that's the prize I had come in search of — exquisite African gems, hidden for half a billion years in the belly of the earth.
Tanzanite is found in only one place on the planet. Jewelry experts consider tanzanite 1000 times rarer than diamonds. Diamonds are mined everywhere from South Africa and Russia to India and even Canada. But tanzanite can only be found buried deep in the shadow of Kilimanjaro. I met a tanzanite broker and arranged for a huge cache to be shipped to us. Now, I can offer this rare and magnificent tanzanite ring to you — at a price as unbelievable as the awe-inspiring panorama of the Tanzanian savannah.
Demand is growing, but supply is limited. The government of Tanzania strictly controls mining, and nobody knows exactly how much tanzanite remains to be recovered. Some retailers are happy to charge you as if the mines were already depleted — as much as $2500 per carat! But we've actually LOWERED the price, and now we're showcasing this treasure in a ring with our exclusive DiamondAura® rounds — fiery stones that sparkle brighter than mined diamonds. Once you experience its stunning color up close, you'll understand why tanzanite is the perfect stone to celebrate your perfect love.