Tanzanite is the name given to the variety of Zoisite which is transparent and endowed with rich blue-purple colors. The gem was discovered in Tanzania in 1967 by famous New York jeweler Louis Comfort Tiffany and was named after the country of its origin, Tanzania.
Tanzanite possesses what many consider to be the most beautiful blue color in the world of gems: a color that outshines even the most beautiful sapphires. It is an intense blue of infinite beauty.
In addition, tanzanite is a relatively fragile stone; it is in any case softer than sapphire, for example. This stone is associated with creativity and imagination.