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Stunning Stones: Tanzanite

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Tanzanite is an absolutely stunning stone. With a unique blue-violet color, it can only be found in a small mining area in Tanzania. The name “tanzanite” was coined by Tiffany & Co., and was a nod to its country of origin.

Though they are known for their color, they are actually brown when they are mined out of the ground. After mining, they are heated to 1800 degrees, which is what brings out the beautiful color. Because of this, the stones themselves are incredibly fragile and brittle.

Tobin Jewelers has a number of tanzanite pieces at our showrooms in Mequon and New Berlin. We encourage you to visit and discover their breathtaking style!