Did you know that Tanzanite was discovered in 1967? The legendary New York jewelers Tiffany & Co were the first to promote Tanzanite as a fine gemstone.
Legend has it that it was Masai cattle herders who first noticed Tanzanite some 40 years ago after a fire caused by lightening burned areas in Tanzania. The herders noticed that brown zoiscite crystals had turned a deep blue-purple due to the heat from the fire! So cool!