Tanzanite is a member of the zoisite family and is also known as “blue zoisite”. It is characterized by its blue and violet hues. It was discovered in Tanzania, Africa in 1967. It is only found in Tanzania in a very small mining area. Since Tanzanite is only found in this select geographical area, its value continues to rise as the mines run low. Tanzanite changes colors when it is viewed from different directions. This shifting of colors has been said to facilitate raising consciousness. It aids in realizing your own ideas and transforms destructive urges into constructive ones. The gemstone opens an awareness of the comparison between how one lives and how one could choose to live more consciously. Those who wear it will become aware of their calling.