Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s look, at the top 10 rarest gemstones in the world, followed by 4 most precious gemstones and 1 honorary entry.
With its deep blue colour and violet hues, Tanzanite is one of the most beautiful blue gemstones known to the world. A symbol of elegance, sophistication and boldness, owning and complementing your outfits with a piece of tanzanite jewelry is sure to make you stand out in a crowd. However, Tanzanite has more to offer than just a pretty look.
If you have already been to the world’s only Tanzanite Museum in Arusha, then you must know all the reasons why Tanzanite is such a unique and valuable piece of jewelry. If you haven’t, here are some of the best features highlighted throughout the tour.
The worth of a Tanzanite stone is deeply interlinked with the history of its people. Found at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, the stone is said to have first been discovered in 1967 by Jumanne Ngoma, a local herdsman who spotted a shiny blue crystal and shared his finding with gem prospector, Manual D’Souza.
Originally and scientifically called Blue Zoisite due to its composition, it is only after a few years that the stone was renamed Tanzanite after its country of origin. The Tanzanite gemstone has since held a significant place in the heritage and growth of the people of Tanzania.
Among the most attractive features of Tanzanite is its rarity. The tectonic activity, intense heat and mineral composition which created the blue zoisite are said to be so improbable they are considered a geological phenomenon. Geologists have estimated the possibility of finding another Tanzanite deposit in the world as impossible, making the Kilimanjaro region its only source with mines which are expected to run out in the next 10 to 20 years.
This factor makes Tanzanite one of the rarest and most mesmerising gems in the world. Even said to be a thousand times rarer than diamond, the stone has incredible collectible value by laws of supply and demand.
While you would expect such a rare stone to be impossibly expensive, Tanzanite remains fairly affordable in comparison to other gems. Evaluated on factors such as carat weight, grading, color and cut among others, the gemstone remains a worthwhile investment asset which will keep on gaining value over time.
Passing on a family heirloom is a sign of love, affection, pride and continuity symbolising the handing down of a family heritage. In this optic, what better token of your unique love than the gemstone of a generation. The rarity, beauty and collectibility of the Tanzanite is the perfect symbol to honour this tradition and pass on a valuable heritage to future generations.
Turning your gaze back to ancient Greece, Europe and the old ages, you’ll come across this unique healing practice which is still fairly popular today. Lithotherapy or stone healing is the belief that specific gemstones hold different attributes, powers and benefit its wearer.
Tanzanite is said to be a stone of good fortune and prosperity which holds physical and mental benefits. For example, wearing a tanzanite jewel is said to favour a positive effect on the brain, nervous system, skin and bones, liver and more. It is also believed to stimulate imagination and creativity while strengthening memorisation skills and developing intuition.
Beautiful, rare, soulful and investment-worthy, the Tanzanite is one of the most intriguing and desirable gems in the world. If you are already convinced, have a look at our online catalogue and acquire the gem or jewel of your choice in a few simple steps.