TANZANITE BUYING GUIDE2019-02-05T21:03:37+00:00



We have made a Tanzanite buying guide to help  you as you look to purchase this rare gemstone. Whenever you are buying Tanzanite you should make sure that your stone has been graded and comes with a ‘certificate of authenticity’, which will provide a full breakdown of information about the gemstone. A Tanzanite certification also guarantees that the stone was mined in an ethical and legal manner.


Another keynote that we’ll touch on in the Tanzanite buying guide is the quality scale. The Tanzanite Quality Scale is an internationally recognized system that accurately describes the color and quality of stones, assuring buyers of the quality and authenticity of their Tanzanite.

In a similar way to diamonds, Tanzanite is graded according to the 4C’s:  ‘Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight’.  The higher the combination of these characteristics, the rarer and more valuable the stone.

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Refers to colour quality and its degree of saturation. The depth of colour ranges from exceptional to pale, with `B´or `V´ indicating predominance of blue or violet hues.
Tanzanite Foundation Colour Scale


Clarity refers to any natural inclusion in a tanzanite. Tanzanite properties ranges from Internally florence to Heavily included.

Tanzanite Foundation Clarity Scale


Cut refers to the tanzanite´s angles and proportions. An excellent cut means that the stone reflects light to create maximum brilliance

Tanzanite Foundation Cut Scale


Carat weight is the term used to measure a tanzanite´s weight. One carat has 100 points and weights 1/5 of a gram.

Tanzanite Foundation Carat Weight Scale

Every Tanzanite gemstone or jewelry that is sold through The Tanzanite Experience comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

By visiting one of our stores you know that you are in good hands and have the opportunity to purchase from a wide selection of high quality, appropriately priced and conflict-free Tanzanites.  Our team is on hand to help and assist you with any questions you have or advice you need.  For more information please click on Stores to find our locations.

There are so many different shapes to choose from when selecting your gemstone and it is all down to personal preference so to help you decide.  Here are some of the most well-known shapes.

Tanzanite Buying Guide; How to Care for your Tanzanite

As part of the tanzanite buying guide, we are going to show you how to take care of the precious gemstone. Unlike diamond, Tanzanite is a softer gemstone (similar to Emerald). It makes some of the most stunning jewelry, but it does need to be handled with a little more care than you would with Diamond.

Avoid any ultrasonic cleaning (often used by jewelers to clean jewelry), as this can cause the stone to crack or shatter.  Also, avoid jewelry cleaner(s) as this is far too harsh for the stone.

Instead, use warm soapy water and a soft brush (a toothbrush is ideal) and gently clean the stone, paying attention to the underside where it is mounted into the gold, silver or platinum. Once clean, dry it with a soft cloth.


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tanzanite buying guide, Types of tanzanite cuts

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