10th Dec 2013
The Beauty of Tanzanite Blue
Tanzanite stones are a unique and unmistakeable shade of violet blue. They are increasingly purchased in lieu of blue sapphires. We think it is because tanzanite is more affordable and the color is so pretty.
A three strand necklace of tanzanite beads similar to the above was recently listed at a major auction house (December 2013) for $18,000-$21,000. We love the color of tanzanite compared to the navy hue of sapphires because it looks more lively in a variety of light settings, especially night time. At night, sapphires can often look very dark and “flat” whereas a good tanzanite will still hold and carry color and be full of life.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder when it comes to colored stones but color that holds up at night or in dim light is always highly desirable.