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Astrological Sign:
  
   Sagittarius
      Capricorn



Meaning:
Tanzanite is a calming stone. It is believed that it can restore balance when life becomes chaotic or extremely busy.



Healing properties of Tanzanite:
The Tanzanite stone is known to help manifest desires through will and vision. It gives personal insight and power. The stone is good for protection and is sometimes given to new or expecting mothers. It helps with psychic abilities and if a person is just beginning to develop this field, it's one of the most powerful stones for this.






Sources of Tanzanite:

East Africa - Tanzania.



Tanzanite - Interesting Facts:
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This rare, exotic gem was first discovered in 1967 and is only found at the foot of Mount Kiliminjaro. In its natural form, tanzanite is typically brown with reddish, orange, yellow or bronze hues. Heat treatment releases the spectacular violet-blue color for which the stone is known. Tanzanite almost always displays signature overtones of purple. In smaller sizes, it tends toward lighter tones, with lavender the most common. In larger sizes, the gem typically displays deeper, richer blues and purples. Although demand for this beautiful gem continues to grow, supply shortages in recent years have hampered production and caused price fluctuations.

Care:  With a ranking of 6.5 on the Mohs scale, it is safe to wear tanzanite jewelry on a daily basis, but avoid impacts that could crack, chip or shatter the stone. Clean your tanzanite with warm, soapy water and a soft bristle brush. Also, avoid ultrasonic or steam cleaning, because high temperatures could damage the stone. Most nicks and scratches can be removed through polishing.














Color Grading:
Tanzanite can show a dominance of intensity of either Blue or Violet or a combination thereof. When Color grading the dominant Color (HUE) of the stone will be mentioned last e.g. Blue-Violet (Violet being the dominant Color) and Violet-Blue (Blue being the dominant Color).

There are five categories of saturation (the strength of the hue). Vivid being the darkest Color on the grading scale and pale being the lightest.



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Clarity:
Clarity - Refers to the imperfections that may occur in the stone.

LC: Loupe Clean - No internal inclusions visible using 10x magnification. The stone may have small abrasions that are invisible to the naked eye.

EC: Eye Clean - Minor internal inclusions and external abrasions not visible to the naked eye.

LI: Lightly Included - Minor noticeable inclusions that can be seen with the naked eye.

MI: Moderately Included - Larger noticeable inclusions that can be easily seen with the naked eye and have a negative affect on appearance.

HI: Heavily Included - Inclusions that cover majority of stone and have a serious affect on appearance.