The tanzanite stone was discovered by Manuel D???souza in eastern African regions in the 1960s. Christened or named after the region from which it was found,

Tanzanite Stonethis stone is quite popularly demanded in the Japanese, European and American regions. Considering the short popularity span of the stone, it is quite astonishing to see that it is high in demand around the world. Because of being mined at a single place and that too inadequately has enhanced its rare value and that has affected the price of the stone. In fact, the stone is believed to cost around thousand dollars for a carat if the user wishes to purchase the clear and valued version of the stone. Also, in this case, the variation can be a light blue one which isn’t precious. The following lines provide some more information on this semi-precious rare gemstone.

Very few people know that a heat treatment is given to the tanzanite stone in order to enhance the color of the stone. This is done because of the fact that the primary form of the stone is laced with brown colored Tanzanite ringimperfections. The best form of heat treatment is done at seven hundred degrees and this greatly enhances the color of the stone. The moderate heat treatment is also given by a number of experts to bring in more color variations and the choices one gets after these range from light to intense blue violet color. This color combination of blue and violet which basically takes the best from the blue sapphire and the purple amethyst is the most important deciding factor for the stone???s price.

The rare distinction that the stone earns in the gemstone world is largely dependent on the color magic that it exhibits. The most prized color variations of the stone are rich in violet blue color and this is quite rare to find. Nowadays, the presence of purple or blue color components in the tanzanite isn’t used for dictating the price difference. However, the blue or violet color component of the color when aided by the skillful cutting of an expert emphasizes the value of the stone.pendentThe color of the stone caused quite a lot of confusion when it was discovered because of its resemblance to the sapphire stone. The hardness of the stone ranges from a six to seven in the hardness scale and that makes it quite soft as compared to the sapphires. This is what differentiated the two stones. It is also seen to react quite popularly to the pressure and heat.