The Pomegranate Jewellery Guide To Tanzanite

Tanzanite was only discovered in 1962 in northern Tanzania and this location still remains the only place in the world where Tanzanite can be found. Read on to find out more about Tanzanite.


The gem is a variety of the mineral zoisite and is prized for its lush violet-blue colour. The richer and deeper the hue, the greater the value.

One of my favourite things about Tanzanite is their pleochroism. A fancy way to describe the way that different colours can often be seen when a gemstone is viewed from different angles and in Tanzanite, you can often see flashes of blue, purple and even deep red.

It was the jewellery company Tiffany and Co that recognised the potential of this new gemstone and made and they made a deal to become its main distributor - naming it after the country of its origin and promoting it with a big publicity campaign in 1968.

Tanzanite is also the birthstone for December, making jewellery containing Tanzantie the perfect choice for anyone born in December.

Tanzanite has featured particularly in our Pebble jewellery collection where we have used hand-cut, organically formed gemstones and frame-set them simply.

Tanzanite Care Instructions

Tanzanite is a special care gemstone due to it being sensitive to thermal shock and susceptible to cleavage. 

We recommend cleaning the gemstone with warm, soapy water and never use an ultrasonic or steam cleaner.

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