Tanzanite as an investment

From deep in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania comes tanzanite, a gemstone with only a single known source that has become one of the most intriguing and desirable precious gemstones of modern times. It is a variety of the mineral zoisite and varies from blue, to violet, or purple in color. Described as ‘a geological phenomenon’, tanzanite is 1,000 times more rare than diamonds. Tanzanite Jewelry is extremely valuable and coveted, both for the gem’s rarity, as well as its beauty.
Only found in one place
Tanzanite has a unique niche that makes it very attractive for investment and its rarity and exclusivity makes tanzanite and tanzanite jewellery excellent investment options. It is one of the world’s rarest gems, found in one place – a short area at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania called Merelani. Scientists and gemologists believe that it was the unique conditions brought on by the eruption of Mount Kilimanjaro that resulted in the formation of tanzanite. The combination of elements and chemicals present in the ground, along with extreme pressure and high temperatures created one of the world’s most beautiful gems. Because of the specific conditions that lead to the formation of tanzanite, scientists believe that it is highly unlikely tanzanite will ever be discovered in another location.
Will be depleted in 10 to 12 years
There is no other investment that will yield as great a return as investing in tanzanite of the highest quality. The demand for tanzanite is ever increasing. Like in all industries, supply and demand are the main factors contributing to a commodity’s value. In the case of tanzanite, both the supply and the demand contribute to its high value. Thanks to extensive marketing to promote this beautiful gem, the world has fallen in love with tanzanite, making loose tanzanite stones and tanzanite jewellery very desirable. The demand for the stone has become increasingly high, especially in the United States. The supply of tanzanite, however, is limited. As it is only found in one place in the world, and it is expected to become depleted in the next 10 to 12 years, the supply is becoming less and less.  We are living during what has become known as the 'Tanzanite Generation'; those fortunate enough to already own tanzanite, and those who acquire it in the next decade or so, will be the only first-time owners. Thereafter, tanzanite will become a precious heirloom passed from generation to generation.
What a sapphire wishes it could be
With the demand increasing and the supply decreasing, the value of tanzanite is expected to increase exponentially in the upcoming years. Already increasing in value every year, tanzanite has always appreciated as time goes by. But many investors believe that the stone’s real value lies in the potential for the gem to reach colossal prices once it has been mined out. In a similar situation, Paraiba tourmaline was found in Brazil in the 1980s, and was mined out by the mid-1990s. Today, it can reach up to US$ 20 000 per carat.
The information contained on this Website is not financial advice. I am not a  financial advisor, nor am I holding myself out to be, and the information contained on this Website is not a substitute for financial advice from a professional who is aware of the facts and circumstances of your individual situation. We are strong believers of tanzanite as an investment and are heavily invested in the stone.