Is tanzanite a precious stone?

Answer Tanzanite is a precious gemstone. It is a variety of zoisite only found in one place in the world--Tanzania, a country in east Africa. The stone is quite soft and should be worn carefully. The rari... Read More »

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Is tanzanite considered a precious stone?

Tanzanite is a very rare and precious stone. The only known source of tanzanite is beneath the grasslands below Mount Kilimanjaro in northern Tanzania, East Africa. It 1,000 times rarer than diamon... Read More »

Is there a gem stone called tanzanite?

Tanzanite is a deep blue gemstone that originates from the East African country of Tanzania, which gives the stone its name. Discovered in 1967, tanzanite is a form of zoisite that has such popular... Read More »

What is a semi precious stone?

Semiprecious stones are commonly defined as any stone suitable for jewelry except diamonds, emeralds, rubies, and sapphires, which are considered precious stones. Some semiprecious stones are actu... Read More »

Is carnallite a semi-precious stone?

Named after 1800s German miner Rudolf von Carnall, carnallite is not a semi-precious stone, but a mineral. This mineral is an important source of potassium, or potash, which is used to manufacture ... Read More »