Tanzanite is an incredible gemstone that makes a sound investment, and a gorgeous jewellery creation. When purchasing tanzanite, it is important to establish that the stone is authentic, and that it made its way to market via an ethical and fair route. The 5th C is the confidence knowing that you are buying your tanzanite jewellery creation or loose stone through a reputable jewellery and that the journey of your tanzanite from rough to polished was an ethical one.
Extremely rare, tanzanite is only found in the Merelani Hills, a tanzanite mining area of about 4km, in Tanzania. About 16km south of the Kilimanjaro International Airport, the area lies at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. As this is the only known source of tanzanite in the world, the gemstone is believed to be around a 1 000 times more rare than diamonds, making it extremely sought-after.
Shimansky is devoted to sourcing only the finest quality tanzanite, straight from Tanzania. All Shimansky Ayanda Tanzanite is sold with international certification, and has been sourced ethically and conflict-free. When you purchase a tanzanite ring, necklace, bracelet or earrings from Shimansky, you can be sure that it was mined ethically, under fair and safe mining conditions, and that your precious gemstone made its way into your hands, 100% ethically, and lawfully.
When buying tanzanite in South Africa, be sure to select a reputable jeweller that is able to provide certification for your tanzanite gemstone, and who has a strong reputation for dealing ethically in gemstones. Your tanzanite jewellery creation will become a precious heirloom to be enjoyed for many generations to come. Knowing that it was sourced ethically and conflict-free ensures a peace of mind, and appreciation for your beautiful tanzanite jewellery creation, for years to come.