Large Gemmy Natural Faceted Tanzanite Zoisite Sterling Silver Pendant from Tanzania - 1.2" - 2.4 Grams

Faceted gemmy natural rich violet blue Tanzanite Zoisite pendant set in sterling silver.
The silver setting for this pendant is perfectly suited to this gemstone.
Tanzanite has fine purplish blue color showing strong pleochroism.
Because of its growing popularity, Tanzanite was designated as a modern birthstone for the month of December in 2002. Tanzanite is also the gem for a 24th anniversary.
Location: Merelani Hills, Umba Valley, Lelatema Mts., Arusha Region, Tanzania
Size: 3.0 x 2.4 x 0.4 Centimeters with bail
Weight: 2.4 Grams Combined.

Interesting Fact: Tanzanite is the Tiffany & Co. trade name for blue zoisite, named after the country of origin, Tanzania. Tiffany could have sold the material under the mineralogical name of "blue zoisite," but they thought the name "tanzanite" would stimulate customer interest and be easier to market.
Tanzanite has only one source: the hills of Merelani in northern Tanzania.