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Tanzanite Engagement Rings: Rarest on Earth

There are rare gemstones, and then there are extremely rare gemstones. So rare, in fact, that they can only be found in one place on earth, a spot only five kilometres long. This gemstone is so rare that it there will be no more in approximately 15 years, although it took the earth 550 million years to create them. This gem reflects the many different shades and hues of purple and blue, all in one stone. And it is so rare that even celebrities have not discovered what an exclusive gem it is. But for the bride who loves the extremely one-of-a-kind, tanzanite engagement rings are definitely what she will be dreaming of.

Tanzanite was created by a catalyst that happened millions and millions of years ago, when the continents collided. The only spot in the world that geologists believe they can be found is at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro, and that spot is only five kilometres long. All of which mean there are not very many tanzanite gems to be mined, and fairly soon, they will all be gone. This beautiful gem was discovered only a few decades ago, so it is fairly new to the market. That is why it is often called the gem of the 20th century. But it is so loved that it was added as a December birthstone.

Tanzanite gemstones vary in colour from purple to sapphire blue, but in the right light they reflect all the different hues of these two colours. And actually, in the rough it is an ordinary brownish-orange rock. It is not until it is heated at 500 degrees that it turns such an amazing colour. They are graded very similar to diamonds, with cut, colour, clarity and carat. The bigger your gem and the fewer flaws it has, the more expensive it will be. But these rare tanzanite engagement rings make a stunning statement with their multi-hued light catching sparkle, even if an admirer does not know how very exceptional the gem is.

Who does not want something that very few people in the world have, something that is so rare its source will disappear in our lifetime? For the brides who love having something truly all her own and something no one else has, tanzanite engagement rings are definitely the way to go.

Posted on January 19, 2012 by Admin