Tanzanite is a vivid blue-violet gemstone, bright and reminiscent of spring with its fields of wildflowers a riot of blue and purple. This colorful gem was originally discovered in Tanzania and takes its name from that country (so named by jewelry titans Tiffany & Co. in 1967) where it was found in the hills near Mount Kilimanjaro. Imagine the glitter of vibrant bluish purple in those rocky hills overshadowed by the looming mountain. It must have looked as though chips of the sky had rained down over the rock, specks of brilliant lavender like a path toward heaven. Masai folklore in that region holds that lightning struck the earth and created tanzanite from that heavenly fire. Tanzanite stud earrings hold captive that celestial flame of blue-violet. Read more.
Tanzanite stud earrings make a terrific choice especially for a young woman who loves lavender….perhaps you remember her sixth birthday party when she wanted everything to be purple and a pair of tanzanite studs will make a sweet graduation gift for her. Or maybe your wife loves the delicate clusters of lilacs and tends those bushes in her garden with special care….tanzanite studs are a glittering reminder of that adored lilac hue.
In 2002, tanzanite—second most popular gemstone in the US behind sapphire—was named a modern customary birthstone of the month of December. Tanzanite stud earrings would be a gorgeous and unforgettable gift for the lady born in that month, with their cheerful blue-purple gleam in the cold of winter’s whiteness. Whether worn with a spring sundress or enlivening a simple black ensemble, tanzanite will add colorful panache to her wardrobe and sweep her imagination away to the faraway hills beneath Mount Kilimanjaro where her gems first glistened in the hot sun. She’ll brighten at the glorious vivid hue of her tanzanite earrings and enjoy this jewelry for years to come.