Tanzanite sold by 10 grams

$4.00 CAD each

Sold by 10 grams

399 in stock

Description

Tanzanite is the blue and violet variety of the mineral zoisite (a calcium aluminium hydroxyl sorosilicate) belonging to the epidote group. The gemstone was discovered by Jumanne Ngoma in the Merelani Hills of Manyara Region in Northern Tanzania in 1967, near the city of Arusha and Mount Kilimanjaro. Tanzanite is only found in Tanzania, in a very small mining area (approximately 7 km long and 2 km wide)[3] near the Mirerani Hills.[4]

Tanzanite is noted for its remarkably strong trichroism, appearing alternately blue, violet and burgundy depending on crystal orientation.[5] Tanzanite can also appear differently when viewed under alternate lighting conditions. The blues appear more evident when subjected to fluorescent light and the violet hues can be seen readily when viewed under incandescent illumination. In its rough state tanzanite is colored a reddish brown to clear, and it requires heat treatment to remove the brownish “veil” and bring out the blue violet of the stone.[6]

The gemstone was given the name ‘tanzanite’ by Tiffany & Co. after Tanzania, the country in which it was discovered. The scientific name of “blue-violet zoisite” was not thought to be consumer friendly enough by Tiffanys marketing department, who introduced it to the market in 1968. In 2002, the American Gem Trade Association chose tanzanite as a December birthstone, the first change to their birthstone list since 1912.

Additional information
Weight .015 kg
Dimensions 3 x 3 x 2 cm
Shipping & Delivery

We are a wholesale company, with low prices and retail orders are accepted. No orders are too small. We ship what you want.

  • We offer 10% discounts on orders $300.00 or more, and 20% discounts on orders $600.00 and 30% on orders $1000.00 or up on our already low prices.
  • We ship worldwide. Same day, or next in most cases once the invoice is paid.
  • We accept all forms of payment, including Paypal.
  • We have a commercial Account with Eshipper Canada, so you pick the rates you want by mail in Canada, courier or trucking.

We combine shipping to make gram prices cheaper, for your growing business.

  • Base rates for shipping in USA are $16.00 for under a kg, $18.00 for a kg, and then add $2.00 for every extra kg added to parcel.
  • Insurance for orders over $100.00 is $2.00 per $100.00 value.
  • We ship within 2 days of orders once invoices are paid for. Unless prior arrangements are made, all invoices must be paid within 48 hours once received. For those who enjoy shopping from home, enjoy and we look forward to doing business with you.