Tanzanite is a beautiful gem found in only 1 location on earth: the Merelani hills of northern Tanzania.
Tanzanite was first discovered in 1967 and was originally thought to be a sapphire deposit.
Tiffany & Co. became interested in this new gem and made a deal to become its main distributor in 1968.
Fun Fact: Tiffany & Co. is actually responsible for naming tanzanite after the country it was discovered in!
The "Queen of Kilimanjaro" is the name of a famous white gold tiara featuring a magnificent 242-carat tanzanite accented by tsavorites and diamonds.
Tanzanite has been spotted at many red carpet events on celebrities including Beyoncé, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kate Middleton and more!
Good news for you December babies: Tanzanite is a December birthstone and is also the 24th wedding anniversary gemstone.