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Tanzanite - 24th Anniversary Gemstone

Updated on June 22, 2015

For every couple, there is something special about the 25th wedding anniversary, but right before you celebrate your silver jubilee, there is a year, the 24th year of your wedded bliss. Making you reach a milestone of happiness, you can take the excitement of this special day to another level by trading gifts with one another.

The rare and exotic gemstone, tanzanite is the anniversary stone for the 24th year of your wedding. A fairly new gemstone discovered in the year 1967; this gemstone is celebrated for its rarity and beauty. Rarer than diamonds and almost similar to blue sapphire, the price of tanzanite jewelry is comparatively less than both gemstones. However, if you choose, the AAA or AAAA quality tanzanite, the price might go on the higher side.

Enchanting color tones of deep, dark blue, periwinkle blue, violet of tanzanite set in sterling silver, white or yellow gold will hold an extra significance for your special lady if she was born in the month of December. A variety of zoisite, this of December month gemstone when bejeweled in a piece of jewelry dazzles like royalty.

How did the Anniversary stone tradition arrive?

Right from the middle ages, gifts have been exchanged between spouses on wedding anniversary depending on the number of years they have been married. Initially only the first one and subsequent significant years of marriage like 25th, 50th or 75th were bestowed with a bauble or a stone. This tradition began with Victorians and in the year 1937, the jewelry sector in America saw this as an opportunity to start the tradition of gifting a particular gemstone for each anniversary. The anniversary gemstone tradition started by the American National Retail Jeweler Association was akin to the birthstone gemstone tradition started in the year 1912.

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Blue topaz
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Blue Sapphire
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Amethyst
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Wedding Anniversary Gemstones

1st Anniversary: Peridot

2nd Anniversary: Garnet

3rd Anniversary: Pearl

4th Anniversary: Blue Topaz

5th Anniversary: Sapphire

6th Anniversary: Amethyst

7th Anniversary: Onyx

8th Anniversary: Tourmaline

9th Anniversary: Lapis Lazuli

10th & 60th Anniversary: Diamond

15th & 40th Anniversary: Ruby

20th Anniversary: Emerald

25th Anniversary: Silver Anniversary

30th Anniversary: Pearl

35th Anniversary: Jade

45th Anniversary: Topaz

50th Anniversary: Golden Anniversary

What does tanzanite jewelry do for your spouse?

Tanzanite is said to activate the heart chakra to the third eye chakra via throat chakra. The throat chakra being the carrier of energy leads to better communication abilities and helps your partner to communicate better with you and express the feelings. The lovely blue and violet shades refresh the way one looks at the world. Tanzanite crystals also stimulate the higher heart and infuse divine love.

What to look for when buying tanzanite jewelry?

Tanzanite gemstone around the world is judged on five pointers around the world. Better known as, “the Four C’s” defining color, cut, clarity and carat, one needs to comprehend and check all these before deciding on a tanzanite jewelry item.

  • Color- The color intensity of the hue and its saturation of in the tanzanite gemstone marks it price – the deeper the color, the rarer the tanzanite becomes and hence the increase in price. In general, with increase in size, the color intensity also increases in tanzanite.
  • Cut- Available in the general cuts like round, oval, pear and marquise to princess, asscher, emerald and princess, tanzanite gemstone can be cut in any shape. What needs to be checked here is that the facets are precisely cut for maximum brilliance.
  • Clarity- One can buy from an eye clean tanzanite to a heavy inclusions one. Needless to say, the eye clean one is rare and will be more valuable.
  • Carat- The carat weight of tanzanite depends on the depth of the stone meaning two similar tanzanite’s will have different carat weights, if their depth differs.

Tanzanite jewelry options

Necklace - The rich-regal luster of tanzanite in a necklace can alter anyone’s entire look. How can one forget the phenomenal, Heart of the Ocean necklace that actress Kate Winslet adorned in Titanic? From perfect everyday styling to getting noticed at an event or occasion, one can elevate any style with lustrous tanzanite neckwear.

Ring - Tanzanite can be cut in most basic shapes like round, oval, square and pear to shapes like cushion, marquise, emerald and trilliant, you can choose as per the taste of your beloved or what suits her the most. A cocktail, cluster or solitaire ring adorning her beautiful hands will not only renew your commitment of love but dazzling with the reflection of light, the outstanding beauty of the ring will make raising a glass to her lip become a demonstration of loveliness.

Bracelet- Worn for a long time, bracelets when studded with tanzanite, can give an exotic look and every woman will want to show off this trinket dangling from her slender wrist. Taking any jewelry collection to another level, when the expanse of sterling silver, gold or platinum is intricately decorated with this beautiful gemstone will simply turn breathtaking.

Earring – Suiting her dynamic personality and classy taste, beautiful tanzanite stud, cluster or hoop earrings with eternal sparkle can definitely be termed as heirlooms. Perfect to add grace to this treasurable moment, a pair of exotic earrings will not only enhance the beauty of your beloved but will also elevate the mood for celebration.

A unique blend of contemporary yet with a touch of regalness, tanzanite will suit anyone’s lifestyle. An experience like no other, this bewitching gemstone found in Tanzania is chosen especially to celebrate your 24th year of wedded bliss. A tanzanite jewelry piece that you select today will be there to be cherished with all her tomorrow’s!

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      Rajeev Jain 2 years ago from Austin, Texas

      I am glad I was able to enhance your knowledge on this. 24th Anniversary being such an important year deserves the dazzle of this rare and exotic gemstone.

      Moreover, one can also gift tanzanite jewelry on 8th Anniversary. However tourmaline is the official gemstone for this year of Anniversary.

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      Blackspaniel1 2 years ago

      I had no idea there was a 24th anniversary gemstone.