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 most famous Tanzanites to grace the silver screen.

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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. Lapigems has recently cut a similar caliber stone a  marvelous 12.94 carat cushion cut Tanzanite

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"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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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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Cate Blanchett was spotted wearing a tanzanite and diamond necklace in the 2011 Oscars.


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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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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 and 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.


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