Increasingly rare, this beautiful purple crystal is the blue-purple variety of the mineral zoisite, and is especially valued for its “trichroic” or three-colored properties, i.e., its ability to display three distinct colors. It’s found mostly in the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

Metaphysical: Tanzanite can be used to enhance spirit world communications or help a person tap into higher self knowledge. It can be used by healers to help diagnose ailments in their clients. Tanzanite is an excellent self-exploration gift to give someone who is wanting to become more aware of their spiritual self. It promotes an interest in metaphysics, stirring inward questioning.