This Midnight Blue Tanzanite stands out with the double band and sparkling diamonds.
Tanzanite is a blue and violet variety of the mineral commonly known as zoisite. While its less well known than that of other gemstones, the history of tanzanite is pretty interesting. Initially discovered in the 1960s by Maasai herders in the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the gorgeous blue stone was instantly lauded for its exceptional beauty and brilliance. Recognizing its potential early, Tiffany & Co. coined the name tanzanite and introduced it to the fine jewellery market in 1968. In 2002, tanzanite was added to the list of December birthstones, and today they are considered to be rarer than diamonds.
If you’re thinking about choosing a tanzanite wedding ring, you’re in good company. Rumour has it that Jay-Z bought a brilliant blue tanzanite ring for Beyoncé to commemorate the birth of their daughter Blue Ivy. Tanzanite jewellery is also frequently spotted on the red carpet—celebs like Kate Middleton, Anne Hathaway and Cate Blanchett are all fans of this gorgeous blue stone.