One thousand times rarer than diamonds, Tanzanite is a truly unique African gemstone, with an exceptionally brilliant blue-violet colour. Unique to the African continent, Tanzanite is found only in a small area of land at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in Northern Tanzania and was only discovered in the late 1960s. Since then this remarkable and rare gemstone has caught the eyes and imaginations of jewellery lovers and designers across the globe. The allure of its extreme rarity, its extraordinary colour, and its unparalleled brilliance, especially when paired with diamonds, is simply captivating.
The Shimansky Ayanda, The Queen of Tanzanite Collection, is known for its top-quality, certified precious Tanzanite loose stones as well as a variety of bespoke Shimansky-designed jewellery pieces set in the finest South African-mined solid white gold. Ethically mined in Tanzania, the Tanzanite stones that feature in the magnificent Shimansky Ayanda collection are the very best found on the continent. Prospective investors in this precious gemstone are spoilt for choice with the loose stone and jewellery pieces in this collection.
A much-loved precious gemstone for the modern woman, Tanzanite is a perfect partner for diamonds and whether it’s incorporated into earrings, necklaces, bracelets or rings, it remains an elegant choice. Due to years of research and design development, Shimansky has perfected their Tanzanite cuts and the result is a collection of incomparably beautiful jewellery pieces designed to delight. With Tanzanite being a limited resource, its value and appeal are certain to grow in years to come, and for the lucky owners of a special Tanzanite piece, they will continue to wear a piece of African history forever. Read more about the Ayanda Tanzanite jewellery collection.