Tanzanite is the blue and violet variety of the mineral zoisite (a calcium aluminium hydroxyl sorosilicate), caused by small amounts of vanadium. Tanzanite belongs to the epidotemineral group. Tanzanite is only found in Tanzania, in a very small mining area (approximately 7 km (4.3 mi) long and 2 km (1.2 mi) wide) near the Mererani Hills.
This gorgeous blue-purple gemstone is linked to various positive and mystical attributes. It is believed that tanzanites have the power to transform negative thoughts and energies into positive ones. They bestow their wearers with increased self-awareness, help in raising one’s consciousness, aid in realizing ideas and assist in expressing suppressed feelings and emotions. It is also said that this stone makes a person recognize his calling, his underlying strength, increases trust and opens him to further possibilities in life.