The Tanzanite Experience Limited was incorporated in early 2015 and is a young, dynamic, innovative and professional company. With the invaluable support of its team, as well as the extensive support of all major suppliers of tanzanite, local and international stakeholders, the company is on the road to a major repositioning of the local gemstone industry. It is managed by personnel experienced and sensitive to the gemstone industry and client needs.
The Tanzanite Experience is a fast-growing retail concept store with two outlets in Arusha, two outlets in the Manyara Region, one in Tarangire and two in Ngorongoro. The flagship store in the centre of Arusha at Blue Plaza also has the “only tanzanite museum in the world.”
Visitors not only get to see and feel tanzanite stones and jewellery, they get to understand the history of how tanzanite was discovered, experience the whole mining process through a replicated mine shaft and further appreciate the grading process and how tanzanite is appraised through the 4 C’s grading system: ‘Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight’. The Tanzanite Experience offers a wide selection of stones and jewelry with all gemstones cut and shaped by professional Tanzanians who are highly experienced and skilled.
In addition, the stores house a special collection of necklaces and earrings from the Maasai Women’s Project, a local initiative empowering Maasai tribeswomen from the mining area of Merelani with their own business venture. This is one of many projects and charities that The Tanzanite Experience promotes and supports.
The Tanzanite Experience is unique in that it is the only company in Tanzania with direct access to a certification lab. This lab ensures that every gemstone sold is fully certified under laboratory conditions by geological experts and has its own unique certificate number and a certificate detailing the specifics of the stone. The certificates are internationally recognized.