Five hundred and fifty years ago, in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, Mother Nature yielded her most precious of all gems. As testimony to its rarity, tanzanite remained unknown until 1967 when it was discovered in Tanzania, at what is the still the world’s only known source.
Tanzanite is one of the most sought-after and valuable gemstones of all time. With only one known source available in the world, tanzanite is expected to be depleted within 10-12 years.
The scarcity and beauty of tanzanite have made it one of the most popular gemstones to date. Its geology is so unique that the chances of tanzanite occurring elsewhere in the world are very unlikely.