Tanzanite

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With the help of a hefty marketing push from Tiffany’s (which came up with the name), this blue variety of Zoisite has done well as a precious stone since its discovery in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in 1967. Connections or not, it’s hard to argue with its often stunning (and OK, yes, usually enhanced) violet-blue color.

Turquoise and blue zircon were the two existing December birthstones that had to move over to share space with tanzanite when the AGTA added it to its official birthstone list in 2002.

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