What is a Tanzanite?
Tanzanite is the exquisite blue-purple variety of the mineral zoisite that is only found in one part of the world. Named for its limited geographic origin in Tanzania, Tanzanite has quickly risen to popularity since its relatively recent discovery.
Tanzanite’s Physical and Spiritual Healing Properties
Physical healing properties of Tanzanite include detoxification of the blood, strengthening your immune system and increasing overall vitality. It’s soothing, calming Tanzanite powers encourage cell regeneration and healing of skin conditions, in keeping with tanzanite meaning. Tanzanite stone benefits the hair, supporting renewed growth of healthy hair. Tanzanite healing properties also calm and sooth side effects of medical treatments or surgery. Tanzanite may also assist in reviving someone who has been in a comatose state, perhaps due to its strong angelic connection and ability to bring about deeper thinking. It may also simply help with its calming, soothing vibrations, in keeping with Tanzanite meaning.
How to care for your Tanzanite
Zoisite (Tanzanite) is 6 to 7 on the Mohs scale. It has fair to poor toughness and a property called cleavage, which is a tendency to break when struck. While Tanzanite is not as hard or as tough as a stone like sapphire, it still can be worn in all types of jewelry with proper precautions against rough wearing or hard blows.
Tanzanite is stable under normal wearing conditions, which means it’s resistant to the effects of heat, light, and common chemicals. Even so, Tanzanite should not be subjected to very high temperatures or sudden temperature changes. It can be attacked by exposure to hydrochloric and hydrofluoric acids.
Warm, soapy water is always safe. Ultrasonic and steam cleaners are never recommended for Tanzanite.
What is a Turquoise?
Admired since ancient times, Turquoise is known for its distinct color, which ranges from powdery blue to greenish robin’s egg blue. It’s one of few minerals to lend its name to anything that resembles its striking color.
Turquoise’s Physical and Spiritual Healing Properties
Turquoise is a purification stone. It dispels negative energy and can be worn to protect against outside influences or pollutants in the atmosphere. Turquoise balances and aligns all the chakras, stabilizing mood swings and instilling inner calm. It is excellent for depression and exhaustion, it also has the power to prevent panic attacks. Turquoise promotes self-realization and assists creative problem solving. It is a symbol of friendship, and stimulates romantic love.
Turquoise aids in the absorption of nutrients, enhances the immune system, stimulates the regeneration of tissue, and heals the whole body. It contains anti-inflammatory and detoxifying effects, and alleviates cramps and pain. Turquoise purifies lungs, soothes and clears sore throats, and heals the eyes, including cataracts. It neutralizes over-acidity, benefits rheumatism, gout, stomach problems, and viral infections.
How to care for your Turquoise
Hardness and toughness
Turquoise ranks 5 to 6 on the Mohs scale and its toughness is generally Fair to Good.
Turquoise is generally stable to light, but high heat can cause discoloration and surface damage. It dissolves slowly in hydrochloric acid, and it can be discolored by chemicals, cosmetics, and even skin oils or perspiration.
It’s safe to clean Turquoise jewelry with warm, soapy water, but it should never be cleaned with steam or ultrasonic cleaners. Some Turquoise is treated to improve its surface appearance. Heat or solvents can damage the treated surfaces.