DISCOVER TANZANITE

From deep in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania comes tanzanite, a gemstone with only a single known source that has become one of the most intriguing and desirable precious gemstones of modern times. It is a variety of the mineral zoisite and varies from blue, to violet, or purple in colour. Described as ‘a geological phenomenon’, tanzanite is 1,000 times more rare than diamonds. Tanzanite jewellery is extremely valuable and coveted, both for the gem’s rarity, as well as its beauty.

TANZANITE GRADING

Tanzanite is unique among gemstones, but like diamonds and other precious gems, it is graded by means of a standard grading system. This grading system is vital in determining the value of each individual tanzanite, but it is also important for a consumer’s peace of mind. Each tanzanite jewellery creation is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, which lists the stone’s characteristics together with an Ethical Compliance Certificate confirming that the Tanzanite was mined in an ethical manner. In additional, tanzanite jewellery over 1ct and loose tanzanite stones also larger than 1ct are accompanied by an Ayanda Tanzanite certificate.

Tanzanite is graded according to the 4 Cs: Colour, Cut, Clarity and Carat weight. The higher the combination of these 4 Cs, the more rare and valuable a tanzanite is. There is also a fifth C, which stands for Confidence that comes with the certification that guarantees colour, clarity and exceptional quality. When purchasing tanzanite, it is absolutely essential to understand its grading, and to ask to see its certificate of authentication before making the purchase.

A KALEIDOSCOPE OF COLOUR

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EXPLORE TANZANITE COLOUR

CONFIDENCE

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EXPLORE TANZANITE CONFIDENCE

CLARITY

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EXPLORE CLARITY

A CUT ABOVE THE REST

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EXPLORE CUT

CARAT WEIGHT

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EXPLORE CARAT WEIGHT