tan·​za·​nite ˈtan-zə-ˌnīt How to pronounce tanzanite (audio)
: a mineral that is a deep blue variety of zoisite and is used as a gemstone

Examples of tanzanite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The i7's shape can be a bit challenging in some paint hues, but this matte frozen tanzanite blue suits it rather well. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 25 Sep. 2023 The modern classics include amethyst, citrine, and tanzanite. Lizzie Tisch, Town & Country, 25 Apr. 2023 With central deep blue tanzanites and adjustable white diamond halos, these elegant, Art Deco-esque earrings can be worn three different ways. Kate Matthams, Forbes, 5 May 2023 The Coral pieces reflect the vibrancy of their namesake with tanzanites, sapphires, and yellow diamonds, while the Jellyfish bling takes cues from the ethereal creature with luminescent. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 8 June 2023 Try tanzanites, diamonds, sapphires, and chalcedony. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, 5 June 2023 The pearl series takes the ageless pearl necklace but splices some of them with other materials like topaz, tanzanite and apatitie, in the same vein as a pearl necklace ball clasp which is typically made of two halp spheres of gold accented in diamonds. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 14 Dec. 2022 Oh, and tanzanite, that rich blue stone found near Mount Kilimanjaro in the 1960s? Lizzie Tisch, Town & Country, 25 Apr. 2023 Oh and tanzanite, that rich blue stone found on Mt. Kilimanjaro in the 1960s? Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, 16 Feb. 2023

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Word History


Tanzania, Africa

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tanzanite was in 1968

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“Tanzanite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tanzanite. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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