Welcome to the Tanzanite Foundation

A non-profit industry-supported organization, the Tanzanite Foundation strives to educate and inspire consumers about Tanzanite. The Foundation also undertakes community projects in the regions surrounding the tanzanite mining area in Merelani.

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Celebrating
50 Years of Beauty

It’s been 50 years since tanzanite first saw the light of day, after being discovered near the foothills of Kilimanjaro in 1967. View the timeline of tanzanite’s history and get to know this gorgeous stone a bit better.

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Designs we love

KNOWLEDGE

Beyond Rare

One thousand times rarer than diamond, the beauty of tanzanite is met only by its rarity. Found in only one place on earth, geologists estimate there is only a 30-year supply left at the largest mine.

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Tanzanite’s Color

Celebrated for its color that captures the blue of the ocean with shades of the midnight sky and flashes of violet, tanzanite’s blue and violet color combination is unique.

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A Tiffany Tradition

Celebrated for its color that captures the blue of the ocean with shades of the midnight sky and flashes of violet, tanzanite’s blue and violet color combination is unique.

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Decembers Birthstone.

Tanzanite is a birthstone for December, along with two other blue gems; Turquoise and Zircon

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BLOG: Trichroism Explained

Celebrated for its color that captures the blue of the ocean with shades of the midnight sky and flashes of violet, tanzanite’s blue and violet color combination is unique

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The Maasai Ladies

See wonderful twisted wire designs from one of theTanzanite Foundations community projects

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Tanzanite

How tanzanite is linked to the movie “Titanic” and more.

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