'Greenery' was Pantone's 2017 color of the year, which in turn helped promote Tsavorite to the public, and encouraged jewellers to use the rare gemstone. Garnet is such an under-appreciated gemstone and this should not be the case - the garnet group of gemstones offer way more than just a brownish red gemstone. In fact, garnet is available in every single color except blue.Read More
The full video from surface to the end of the line in Main Shaft. This is the deepest shaft in the tanzanite deposit, and is specifically located in Block C.Read More
Our world has evolved into a place where our stories want to be heard. A place where our experiences are asking to be shared. And we want to know to be able to share it with our friends and family. Today you get to see and hear a bit more about the mining of tanzanite, and get more first-hand knowledge from me.Read More
Join me as I take you on a very rare journey into depths of a Tanzanite Mine. The operators and owners of largest and centre-most block in the subdivided tanzanite area, TanzaniteOne/STAMICO on Block C, operate this shaft, Main Shaft. This shaft lies in the centre of tanzanite deposit, and as you see, takes 5 minutes in the skip to get to the bottom...Read More
Can Tsavorite garnet be used as an indicator mineral for Tanzanite much the same as garnet, ilmenite and olivine are used as indicator minerals for diamonds?
Farfetched? Let us see…Read More
his year marks the 50th Anniversary of two of the most beautiful gemstones in our industry. The first discovery of green Grossular Garnet and Tanzanite, both took place in 1967 in Tanzania. Tanzanite was named in 1968. Only after the discovery of the green Grossular Garnet in Kenya, was the gemstone named Tsa...Read More
I have spent over 7 years working as a geologist in East Africa, focusing on the exploration and mining of both the blue-violet variety of Zoisite, named Tanzanite, and the green Grossular Garnet, named Tsavorite, respectively. Here I present some of the origins of both present day and past, major and minor sources of the gr...Read More