In the world of jewelry, there are many vibrant and rich colors of gems in the world, but it widely known among experts that the more popular gems are those with blue or purple colors. The tanzanite gem is a blue-purple/purple-blue stone that was discovered in 1967 in the country of Tanzania, and was originally called “blue zoisite” (or “blue suicide”) because it is from the zoisite mineral family. The first jeweler to sell the tanzanite gem was Tiffany & Co., and they were the ones who changed it to that name because this rare gem can only be found in Tanzania. When it comes to jewelry of any kind, from earrings and rings to necklaces, there are so many pieces from which to choose. Not only are you looking for the right stone (type, kind, and color), but you are also looking for the right frame in which to inlay the gem, such as gold, silver, platinum, or white gold. The possibilities are endless, and the number of choices can be staggering.
We stock many shapes of tanzanite stones to choose from, and like most jewelers, they have a specific price associated with one carat; for U.S. buyers, the price per carat is $473.40. There are two heart-shaped tanzanite stones that are perfect for a pair of earrings, and they have a strong blue/violet coloring. Those are priced at $9,560.00 (the carat weight is 19.12). A popular item that many people place in a pendant or necklace is just the plain round tanzanite stone, which is priced at $3,015.00 (the carat weight or CW is 6.35), but the price for a round tanzanite gemstone will vary because of the carat weight—the average range is from $695.00 (CW: 1.56) to $8,475.00 (CW: 16.95). Other popular shapes available for purchase are the square and the rectangle, and a double stone set for earrings, which are shaped as squares, is priced at $8,875.00 (carat weight: 17.75). The tanzanite price for a stone shaped as a square or rectangle ranges from $720.00 (CW: 1.60) to $4,300.00 (CW: 10.15). For a carat weight of .00 to .49 the pale-shaded tanzanite stone is worth $50 per carat; the light is $70, moderate is $100, intense is $170, vivid is $200, and the exceptional quality is worth $240 per carat. The quality-based value of a tanzanite gem that has a carat weight of 1.25 to 1.99 is $150 for the pale, $200 for the light, $300 for moderate, $425 for intense, $525 for vivid, and $600 per carat for the exceptional tanzanite quality. The value for tanzanite stones that have a carat weight of 3.00 and up is $275 (per carat) for the pale shade, $325 for light, $450 for moderate, $600 for intense, $700 for vivid, and $775 for the exceptional-quality tanzanite.
When you have purchased a tanzanite gemstone, whether in a necklace, earrings, rings, or bracelets, it is crucial that you know how to care for the gem properly. Because tanzanite is a soft stone and can break apart easily if handled incorrectly, learning how to clean your tanzanite jewelry is a must. First, fill a container with room-temperature water, because if the container has water that is either too cold or too hot, it will crack the gemstone. Then put a few drops of dishwashing liquid into the container, and place the tanzanite carefully into the container, making sure that the gem does not touch the side of the container. Next, scrub the gem very gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush, and make sure to use the softest brush possible so as not to scratch the gem. Lastly, rinse with room temperature water and dry with a soft cloth. Enjoy your amazing tanzanite gem, the envy of the jewelry world!