According to Tanzaniteamerica.com, the price of tanzanite in the past has varied considerably due to unstable supply. However, at the moment consumers can expect to pay between US$700 and US$1200/carat for legitimate, certified, top grade “Triple A” Faceted Tanzanite, depending on color, cut, carat and clarity.
Generally the larger a stone the higher the cost per carat for the same color, clarity, and cut. Once a faceted tanzanite gemstone is set into jewelry the value increases to between US$1800 and US$2800/carat for top quality gems. Tanzanite is approximately a third of the price of Sapphire.
Tanzanite is an extraordinary gemstone. It occurs in only one place worldwide. Its blue, surrounded by a fine hint of purple, is a wonderful colour. Thanks to its unusual aura and the help of the New York jeweller's Tiffany, it has rapidly become one of the most coveted gemstones in the world.
It is named after the East African state of Tanzania, the only place in the world where it has been found. On its discovery in 1967, it was enthusiastically celebrated by the specialists as the 'gemstone of the 20th century'. They held their breath in excitement as they caught sight of the first deep-blue crystals which had been found in the Merelani Hills near Arusha in the north of Tanzania.
Tip! Tanzanite is a complex gemstone and researching its properties can be confusing, particularly online as there is so much conflicting information depending on where you look. This guide attempts to create a definitive reference for those looking to understand Tanzanite quality and properties in order to purchase in a more informed manner from Lapigems.com.