GEM & JEWELRY ARTICLE

Celebrities and Tanzanite

Tanzanite has become the darling gemstone of celebrities in recent years. High profile events in the movie world have seen a kaleidescope of fine Tanzanites being paraded by well known faces along the red carpet. This article takes a look at some of the

Nicky Thomas

Gemstone & Jewelry
Style & Trends Editor

Tanzanite has become the darling gemstone of celebrities in recent years.  High profile events in the movie world have seen a kaleidoscope of fine Tanzanites being paraded by well known faces along the red carpet. This article takes a look at some of the most famous Tanzanites to grace the silver screen.

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Image source: hollywoodlife.com

Beyonce was spotted wearing a blue Tanzanite, with speculations that it was inspired by the birth of her daughter, Blue Ivy and was a gift from the husband Jay Z. The ring, boasts a 10+ carat cushion cut Tanzanite of the finest color. The Rare Gemstone Company has recently cut a similar caliber stone a marvelous 12.94 carat cushion cut Tanzanite. 

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Image source: tanzanitefoundation.org

"The Heart of the Ocean" in the acclaimed movie Titanic, is another beautiful stone that is rumored to have been a Tanzanite. The blockbuster movie of 1997 revolved around the gem. The wonderful stone was set into a spectacular necklace. In one of the scenes, the lead character, Rose (Kate Winslet) requested Jack (Leonardo Dicaprio) to paint her whilst wearing only the gem. Certainly a unique way of promoting Tanzanite still unmatched!

In the movie, the Heart of the Ocean was depicted as a blue Diamond. However, in reality, blue diamonds do not possess such a deep blue saturation and the stone was actually a 28 carat heart shaped Tanzanite almost identical to this superb piece we have recently cut.

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Image source: tanzanitefoundation.org

In a past Oscar award ceremony, Anne Hathaway looked dashing with Tanzanite and Diamond earrings and a custom satin dress by Giorgio Armani.

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Image source:tanzanitefoundation.org

Cate Blanchett was spotted wearing a Tanzanite and Diamond necklace in the 2011 Oscars.


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 Image source: eddielevian.blogspot.com

Wendi McLendon-Covey, star of the ABC series "The Goldbergs"  looked glamorous with a Blueberry Tanzanite Necklace by Le Vian in the 17th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards (CCMAs) where she was nominated for Best Actress.

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Image source: tanzanitefoundation.org

Sarah Jessica Parker, the doyenne of New York's social scene was recently spotted wearing a round Tanzanite and diamond pendant paired with a beautiful Tanzanite ring at the 2013 Tiffany and Co Blue Book collection. Tanzanite was actually named by Harry Platt, the president of Tiffany & Co in the late 1960’s. For the first ten years of mining, Tiffany’s had exclusive rights to Tanzanite and Sarah Jessica Parker looks very comfortable adorned in their latest creations.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Nicky Thomas

Educated at the University of Exeter and a key part of our team here at The Rare Gemstone Company, Nicky has been fascinated by gemstones and jewelry since childhood. She explores all areas of the industry in her blog and revels in the proximity to gems and jewels that working at the source of some of the world’s most beautiful and rarest gemstones provides her.

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