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Tanzanite

tan·​za·​nite | ˈtan-zə-ˌnīt

noun

A semi-precious gemstone popular for its brilliance and known for its varying shades of violet ranging from deep, rich purple to lilac

Tanzanite is named after its country of origin Tanzania, where it was first discovered. Tanzania remains the only place where tanzanite can be found. Tanzanite can be heated to achieve the most sought after shade: vibrant blue-violet. Good quality tanzanite is usually faceted, but the rare pieces that have no flaws are simply made into Cabochons.

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