Considering a tanzanite engagement ring? A lot of time and energy is usually invested in choosing the perfect ring for your engagement. While this process can be exciting, it can also be overwhelming as there are many choices out there. Why should you choose tanzanite? Well traditionally, the ring for your engagement should be more brazen than a plain wedding band as it meant to be an obvious symbol of your new commitment to your future husband. But what sets a tanzanite engagement ring apart from other rings?
Tanzanite is unique
Tanzanite is the most unique gemstone known to man. This is because in a small corner of the Earth, at the foothills of Africa's tallest and most majestic mountain in Tanzania, lie the only deposits of Tanzanite in the world. Located there are the Merelani mines, covering only about 16 square kilometers, where tanzanite is sourced. This magnificent, vivid blue gemstone can not be found anywhere else, making it 1000 times rarer than diamonds. Your tanzanite engagement ring Truly exotic. In fact, experts have estimated that the Melerani deposits will be depleted by 2016, this means that tanzanite is running out so now is the time to invest in it. So in a few years to come your tanzanite ring will be the only one of its kind, containing one of the world's most coveted gemstones.
Tanzanite is pleochroic
This means that the gemstone has a unique ability to radiate different colors, depending on which angle you look at it. It can exhibit a range of colors including blue, purple, lavender and violet depending on how the light falls on it. A few other minerals have this property, but it is particularly pronounced in tanzanite. This mesmerizing property makes tanzanite gemstones even more unique and exotic.
Tanzanite rings are gaining popularity
They are doing so faster than any other gemstone ring. While tanzanite was only discovered about 40 years ago, the gem has already reached celebrity status and several Hollywood sweethearts have been spotted donning elegant tanzanite rings, including Cate Blanchett, Terry Hatcher and Elle McPherson.
The mining of tanzanite is very tightly regulated
This regulation is done by the Tanzanian government. This means that when you purchase your tanzanite engagement ring, you can be rest assured that the tanzanite has been sourced legitimately. A large portion of the proceeds are used to develop communities in the surrounding areas, building schools, housing and hospitals. So not only will you be purchasing a one-of-a-kind engagement ring, you will also be supporting developing communities.
While tanzanite is becoming increasingly rare, you can still buy a tanzanite engagement ring at a very reasonable price. However, these prices will not last very long as the gemstone becomes more scarce. There's never been a better time to make tanzanite engagement ring investment.