YOUR STORY - The rare december birthstone

Tanzanite birthstone

Are you born in December, then the rare Tanzanite is your birthstone. They discovered the blue stone in 1968, making it the most recent addition on the list of birthstones. The Tanzanite can only be found in one part of the world, namely in the Merelani hills on the foothills of Kilimanjaro. As the name of the stone suggests, the locatio is Tanzania.


Origin story

According to a legend, the Tanzanite was first found by shepherds who saw a lightning bold strike the earth, creating a fire which turned the brown gemstones into a beautiful blue. Consequently Tiffany & CO saw that the stone is similar to a Sapphire and understood the potential it had. They became Tanzanite’s main distributor. Presently, 80% of the gemstones found are still brown and need a heat treatment producing a Blue, pink or violet colour.



Every colour has it's own definition. Violet means mystery and magic. The darker Tanzanite represents your achievements and dreams and making them reality. The indigo colour means heart and intellect. The darker the stone, the more luxurious the meaning.



The gemstone itself is 1000 times rarer than the diamond. Whether it needs a heat treatment is what determines the stones worth. If the Tanzanite is found underground in the right colour, the rarer and more expensive it is. Furthermore,  this stone is a gift for the 24th wedding anniversary. 


Even if it is not your birthstone is not that of December, you might have interest in it. Are you planning to add this stunning stone to your collection? ByJacky offers some spectacular Tanzanite pieces, you wouldn’t want to miss. View our collection here.