Tanzanite Color – Blue, Purple
Tanzanite is one of the most popular blue gemstones available, with hues ranging from vivid blue to lavender. Among the memorable traits of this stone is its pleochroism, or ability to show a variety of colors when viewed from different directions.
The stone has humble origins, discovered by a tailor who wasn’t sure what mineral he found. After he took it in to a gemologist for identification, the new stones found their way to the Gemological Institute of America, who pronounced the find as a previously unknown jewel.