Tanzanite from Merelani Mines, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/new2011/Tanzanite-MerelaniHills-53mm-Tanzania-53mm-
Tanzanite from Tanzania: Tanzanite is an extraordinary gemstone. It occurs in only one place worldwide. Its blue, surrounded by a fine hint of purple, is a wonderful colour. Thanks to its unusual aura and the help of the New York jeweller's Tiffany, it has rapidly become one of the most coveted gemstones in the world.
Tanzanite. Trichroic variety of ziosite. Appears bluish under fluorescent light and purplish under incandescent light. Found mostly in Mt. Kilimanjaro.