A facet-cut tanzanite and a raw tanzanite gemstone on a beige background


a facet-cut tanzanite gemstone

Intuition & Manifestation

Tanzanite is the blue, purple, and violet variant of the mineral zoisite. The gemstone is named after the only country where Tanzanite is mined - Tanzania.

smiling woman wearing gold plated long earrings from carré with purple tanzanite gemstones


Tanzanite is the gemstone for intuition and perception. It’s thus a great gemstone for consciousness and sensuousness and is a rare gemstone, said to help remove old patterns and manifest powers for better endeavours.

Learn more about gemstone symbolism in our large Gemstone Encyclopedia here.

A long gold plated necklaces with purple gemstones. The gemstones are Tanzanite


The purple gemstone, Tanzanite, is said to facilitate
a higher level of consciousness as well as stimulate intuition and perception. The Tanzanite is said to have healing properties, which aid different spiritual issues while balancing the mind and body as well as enhancing the wearer’s vitality.

As an indigo and blue gemstone, the Tanzanite is
connected to the Third Eye and Throat chakra. Being connected to these two chakras is a sign of significant healing. Wear Tanzanite when you’re in a situation where you need soothing and need to work on breaking old habits.

Woman wearing three gold plated gemstone necklaces from Carré. The necklaces are set with freshwater pearls, tanzanite, and peridot


To keep your Tanzanite jewellery shiny and clean, it’s
recommended to clean it occasionally, depending on how often you wear the jewellery. To clean your Tanzanite jewellery use warm water, a mild soap, and a soft brush to clean built up dirt on and around the stone. Remember to wash off any soapy residue as this may dull the stone if left on too long. It’s not recommended to use an ultrasonic cleaner or steam cleaner on Tanzanite gemstones.

Three gold plated bracelets from carré set with gemstones. The gemstones are green peridot, purple tanzanite, and pearls


Tanzanite is only found in one place on earth and is a relatively new discovery. Tiffany & Co. named this blue-violet variant of zoisite in honor of Tanzania where the gemstone was discovered in 1967. The tanzanite’s beautiful colour is activated by heat, and was thus only discovered after lightning struck the otherwise dull brown stone, and made the gemstone shine in a rare violet blue hue. 

Woman wearing long gold plated earrings with purple tanzanite gemstones


Tanzanite is a pleochroic gemstone, meaning that it shows different colours depending on which angle from which it’s viewed. Since tanzanite shows different colours, its possible for stonecutters to obtain the colour of their choice, by cutting the gemstone in a certain angle. 

Tanzanite can be found in an array of blue hues from violet to royal blue to purple.

gold plated necklace with colourful gemstones from carré


Tanzanite is the blue-violet variant of zoisite. Tanzanite is a 6,5-7 on Mohs’ Hardness Scale, which measures gemstones’ hardness on a scale of 1-10, and is then about the same hardness as a quartz stone. 

Tanzanite is only found in Tanzania, high up in Mount Merelani, which sits at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro. 

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Change & will-power

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Creativity & freedom

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Spirituality & courage

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Decisiveness & change