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Facts about Tanzanite

On July 7, 1967, Manuel de Souza, a Goan tailor and part-time gold prospector living in Arusha (Tanzania) found transparent fragments of vivid blue and blue & purple gem crystals on a ridge near Mererani, some 40 km southeast of Arusha. Later called tanzanite. ...read more


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