Frequently Asked Questions

Is predominately blue tanzanite more rare than violet?

Tanzanite shows different colors from different crystal directions. Because the blue color is usually located on the short axis of the crystal, it’s often more difficult to cut a large, predominantly blue gem. Cutters have to decide whether to cut a large, predominantly violet gem or a smaller blue one. As a result, tanzanites that are blue face-up are rarer than those that are predominantly violet.

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