Tanzanite is a very rare crystal that is only found in the Merelani Hills in Tanzania and is mostly seen as a stunning violet-blue gem. Tanzanite is a Zoisite crystal that gets its colour from trace amounts of Vanadium. It was renamed 'Tanzanite' in 1968 by the jewellery giant Tiffany & Co, who were worried that the scientific name of Zoisite was too close to the English word 'suicide'.

Alternative Names N/A
Colour Purple, Yellow
Hardness 6.5 - 7
Crystal system Orthorhombic
Streak White Or Colourless
Lustre Vitreous, Pearly
Main Locations Tanzania
Chakra Throat, Third Eye, Crown
Zodiac Gemini, Libra, Sagittarius, Pisces
Numerology 4
Planetary Uranus
Element Air