Extremely rare, December’s birthstone, tanzanite, is found in less than 13 square kilometres on the entire planet. They are rarer than diamonds and only recently found in 1967. As it's name suggests, Tanzanite is found only in the deep foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
While December birthstones might also be recognised as Blue Topaz or Turquoise, Tanzanite is widely considered to be the most precious.
With a deep depth of colour ranging from pure rich blue-violet to violet-blue to pale, almost lavender, Tanzanite also exhibit a colour change. In natural light, Tanzanite may look almost sapphire blue but in fluorescent light, the same tanzanite may look more violet, like amethyst.
Considered a healing stone, Tanzanite is believed to inspire positivity by breaking down negative thoughts or patterns. Because of its ability to transform energy, Tanzanite is helpful in stress related illnesses and situations, and is believed to help overcome fear and anxiety.
It also helps to create the perfect balance of personal power and actualisation, the perfect little push your little one might need to go from "I can't" to "I will".
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