exploration .  awareness .  originality

birthstone:  December
anniversary:  8th, 24th

Tanzanite got its name from its place of origin, the East African country of Tanzania.  The discovery of this new gem in 1967 was hailed as the most exciting gemstone discovery in the 20th century.  Within a short period of time, tanzanite became one of the most desirable gemstones in the world, eclipsing gems that have been popular for thousands of years.  Tanzanite has shades of blue and violet which shift as the stone is viewed from different directions.  

Tanzanite is known as a stone of spiritual exploration that enables one to live more consciously.  It is said to be able to bring one's consciousness to a permanently higher state, and that those who wear tanzanite will become aware of their true calling.  Tanzanite assists you in knowing and becoming your true, original self rather than conforming to the expectations of others.