If you are born in December you are lucky to have more than one birthstone. Originally, the birthstone of December was Turquoise. However, over the years other gemstones have been accepted as December’s birthstone, including Zircon, Lapis Lazuli and, according to Hindu beliefs, topaz. The most recent change was in 2002, when the birthstone was changed to Tanzanite.
Tanzanite is one of the more recent gemstone discoveries, with the first recorded discovery in 1954. As the name suggests, Tanzanite was first discovered in Tanzania.
Tanzanite is highly sought after for its beautiful deep violet colour. A good quality tanzanite will be found in a colours ranging from blues similar to sapphires through to ultra-marines. Interestingly, tanzanite’s are more blue in colour when viewed under natural light and under artificial light they appear more violet in colour. It is important to note that a large percentage of tanzanite’s are heat treated to enhance the violet colour that makes them so desirable.
Tanzanites, when first discovered, were considered an affordable alternative to sapphires, however they are have become so popular they have now exceeded sapphires in value. Unlike many other gemstones can be found in multiple locations all over the world, tanzanite can only be found in a small area in Tanzania, contributing to the value of this exquisite gemstone.
The colour of tanzanite is believed to bring the wearer good fortune and success. It is believed to link the heart and mind, allowing the wearer to live a more compassionate life whilst also strengthening the wearer’s immune system. Overall, it is believed that when tanzanite is worn it will promote a positive and healthy life. Tanzanite is truly a special gemstone, the natural beauty, rareness and good fortune that is believed to bless the wearer, makes it a fabulous gemstone to set into a custom made piece of jewellery for your loved one.
For any guy who is looking for a place to buy an engagement ring and is daunted by the prospect of buying it, look no further than Larsen Jewellery. From the very start researching into engagement rings, their website had an easy guide for guys into everything you need to know. My appointments with Rod deciding the ring were a stress free experience and I ended up with the most amazing ring well beyond my expectations. Cannot recommend these guys more highly!
02:30 19 Jun 18
Alex and the team at Larsen gave me a FANTASTIC experience.I came in as a definite novice and was given patient support and guidance from Alex as we set out to create a ring that my fiance would love. The end result was absolutely stunning!
00:06 17 Jun 18
I engaged with Fleur who was lovely and extremely helpful in helping me design a beautiful engagement ring. The process was very collaborative and always made me feel like it had my best interest at hand. Their highly skilled jewelers then crafted the ring to make it a reality
02:15 16 Jun 18
Ben and the team at Larsen Jewellery provided excellent service in the creation of our engagement and wedding rings. Their professionalism and ability to customise every aspect of rings was consistently impressive. I would highly recommend Larsen Jewellery to anyone wanting a custom made ring.
09:42 10 Jun 18
Thank you so much Larsen for both my engagement ring and our wedding bands. I have nothing but good things to say about our whole experience with everyone at Larsen. Extremely professional and friendly service and I couldn't be happier with the quality of our rings. Thanks so much!
19:37 01 May 18
I went to Larsen Jewellers to purchase a ring for my wife after reading the great reviews here and browsing their online catalogue. I was attended to by Rod who was courteous, friendly and listened to my requirements. He explained the different types of diamonds available and showed me examples of the design I had in mind. While the ring design I had chosen was a modification of an existing design in their catalogue, the end product was stunning. Needless to say my wife loved it.
04:15 16 Mar 18
Alex at Larsen Jewellery was absolutely brilliant in helping us create a custom three-piece set of engagement and wedding rings. He also made us matching custom earrings. Through every part of the process from designing the rings’ shape to choosing the stones Alex was extremely professional and demonstrated his expertise in a friendly and helpful manner. I would highly recommend Larsen for top quality custom made jewellery!