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Tanzanite, the name for the gemstone known as Tanzanite is taken from it's place of origin, the country of Tanzania.

Tanzanite is a very young gemstone in terms of when it was discovered. Tanzanite's discovery did not occur until 1967, and is widely attributed to a Portuguese geologist named Manuel D'Souza who had traveled to Tanzania with the intention of prospecting for Rubies. It is said that when he reached Tanzania he was led to deposits of this wonderful gemstone why Masai Tribesmen.

Practically the only widely accepted tale regarding Tanzanite relates to how it was found. It is believed that Tanzanitee was in fact originally discovered by Masai cattle- herders who noticed that previously brown crystals has been turned deep blue purple after having exposed it intense heat brought about by ravaging fires and lightning strikes on the flat and insular mountains surrounding Mount Kilimanjaro.

The Masai's believe that Tanzanite is the stone of birth, and it is for this reason that they frequently gift their wives with Tanzanitee gemstones following the birth of their first child.

Both yellow and green zoisite have been found in Zanzania, but their gem quality is not quite that of the Tanzanite.

Astrological : Virgo and Sagittarius.

Birthstone of the month : December


Tanzanite is a "stone of magic" that facilitates spiritual awareness and stimulates insight. Tanzanite is also said to relieve depression. Tanzanite is known to both dispel and transmute negativity.

Tanzanite is sometimes called the "workaholic's stone", this is due to the fact that this stone will help you slow down and take it easy. This in turn will bring success in more areas of your life. Tanzanite is very balancing for highly active people, mellowing out extremes in personality.

Tanzanite can relieves stress and enhances composure, poise and harmony.  It is very balancing for highly active folk, mellowing out extremes in a personality.  It helps us in understanding why things are happening in life giving us awareness from the balance.

A very magical stone, Tanzanite can connect your psychically with ancient wisdom, especially that of indigenous cultures who spiritually have remained unchanged for thousands of years.  Tanzanite is wonderful for guided visualizations, either alone or with a group to help to explore other spiritual planes.


Physically Tanzanite is beneficial for stress related illnesses and high blood pressure in particular.

Tanzanite will restore vitality to the body, especially the skin and hair, as it encourages cell regeneration.

Tanzanite will slow down the aging process and increase the bearer's inner light.