Tanzanite is a gorgeous stone, with its unique cobalt blue colouring that has a red flash on certain angles.
Tanzanite is trichroic, meaning in has 3 distinct colours depending on your viewing angle.
Whats more its part of the zoisite family – a diverse crew including pink Thulite, green Anyolite (the green in ruby zoisite), along with the blue Tanzanite. Even more cool is that its part of the epidote family.
Its chemical composition is Ca2Al3(SiO4)(Si2O7)O(OH), its hardness is 6 – 7 on the Mohs scale.
It comes from only one location – Tanzania in Africa which is how it got its name. Only recently discovered in 1967… it became popular when Tiffany and co dubbed it Tanzanite and created a market for it as a gemstone.
Its rise in popularity has seen it be added to the birthstones list, being deemed a birthstone for December which is a pretty big deal as no changes have been made in over a hundred years.
Tanzanite Meaning and Metaphysical Properties
Tanzanite is one of my wear every day crystals. It keeps me open to my higher Self and in connection with guidance. If you are sensitive to the energies of the world and prone to taking on and struggling with energies, Tanzanite helps transmute the slower, more dense energy into higher ones. If you are prone to depression or just feel down after interacting with others Tanzanite helps here by lightening the energies streaming into your field.
If you are keen to take your Divine visions and make them manifest or real – Tanzanite is your stone. It aligns your energy with light beings that can help you with your desires, gets your being and will working in alignment so that things can flow into this reality. Tanzanite is all about using your Divine connection to create in this world.
Its a powerful third eye cleanser. Some folks are sensitive to its energy finding it almost prickly in their head as it makes connections and almost rewires your synapses. If you need perspective or a fresh perspective choose Tanzanite and get help from on high!