Over fifty years ago, the world’s most sought after violet-blue gemstone was introduced to the world. In 1967, the world’s one and only tanzanite supply had spent 585 million years forming in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro before a freak lightning strike set the ground ablaze and revealed Tanzania’s hidden treasure. One year later, Tiffany executives christened the stone “Tanzanite,” and the biggest jewelry sensation of the 20th century was born.
Our Tanzanite Celebration Collection honors this famous stone that’s 1,000 times rarer than diamonds by featuring tanzanite in sterling silver settings. The singular and stunning oval cut tanzanite cabochons display the vivid, violet-blue color that makes tanzanite so desired.
With only one known location in the entire world, the supply of new tanzanite is expected to be exhausted in the not-too-distant future. Once no new stones are available, tanzanite will be a luxury you either inherit or you buy at a premium.