Each month is associated with a birthstone. Since Winter and The Holiday Season are here, we wanted to give you an in-depth look at December’s Birthstone Tanzanite.
Tanzanite is a stunning gemstone that looks gorgeous in just about any piece of jewelry. However, it also has some unique symbolism and healing properties associated with it.
What is Tanzanite?
Tanzanite is a type of mineral called zoisite which is a beautiful, blue gemstone.
These stones are one of the more popular blue stones after sapphires. However, tanzanite is far more rare than sapphire due to the fact that it is only found in the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
The stones are made up of the minerals calcium, aluminum, and silicate which is a rather complex chemical makeup. That and the fact that they can only be found in Tanzania make these gems 1000 times rarer than diamonds!
Properties of Tanzanite
Tanzanite has several unique properties that are important to know.
For one, tanzanite is always a blue or bluish-purple hue. Commercial gemstone dealers sometimes enhance the color of the stone by heating green or brown zoisite.
The saturation of the stone can vary, meaning it can have a variety of different tones. As such, it makes for a great replacement for anyone who loves blue topaz, aquamarine, or sapphire.
Tanzanite has a vitreous luster and a transparent diaphaneity. It typically has high clarity so it can be seen through while retaining its purple rich hues.
According to Moh's hardness scale of 1 (softest) to 10 (firmest), tanzanite has a hardness of 6.5. It is characterized by a strong hardness, refractive index, pleochroism, and specific gravity.
While tanzanite could potentially be used for other purposes, it is primarily used as a gemstone. That means you'll find it in your favorite rings, earrings, and more.
Tanzanite stones are linked to the mystical properties of positivity; transforming negative thoughts and energies into positive ones.
On top of that, people who wear this unique colored jewelry are said to have a raised level of consciousness. The stone symbolizes self-awareness and strength, and those properties can be bestowed on the wearer.
Finally, tanzanite symbolizes composure and harmony. It's a great stone for bringing peace not only to yourself but to those around you.
Tanzanite Healing Properties
There are several tanzanite stone benefits that you should be aware of. To help you understand tanzanite's healing properties, it's important to understand which chakras it is associated with.
Tanzanite is associated with the third eye chakra, the crown chakra, and the throat chakra. It is a stone that activates the psychic realm and increases your vibrations, helping you to communicate with higher dimensions.
This stone is a stone of transformation. It helps to heal mental blocks and negativity. As such, it helps you to think more positively and to get inspired. It's a great stone for manifesting your ability to work toward the greater good.
Finally, when it comes to tanzanite's physical healing abilities, this stone offers relief from many different ailments. For one, it helps to clear out the lungs and the throat.
The Tanzanite Stone in Astrology
Now that we've explored tanzanite's meaning and healing properties let's take a look at what role this stone plays in astrology. Understanding the stone's role in astrology will give you a greater appreciation for what makes it so special.
As we've mentioned before, tanzanite is the December birthstone. People who are born in December are said to experience a huge amount of luck if they choose to wear this birthstone.
On top of its association with the month of December, tanzanite is associated with the planet Saturn. Saturn is a planet that brings meaning to our lives, as does tanzanite.
It's also said to be a gemstone that is auspicious for those who have natives of the Jupiter sign.
Some believe the most special effects of Tanzanite are its akinness to positive traits. Any zodiac sign can wear this stone while being in their authenticity.