Tanzanite opal jewelry has become increasingly popular over recent years. Tanzanite is actually quite rare and was named by Tiffany & Co in1967 who chose the name on the basis of the gems origin which was Tanzania at that time.
Tanzanite has a beautiful periwinkle color effect. I has the ability to display three different colors when seen in three different directions. Tanzanite is generally an ultramarine to sapphire blue but in artificial light might appear more violet in color.
Tanzanite is a soft and brittle stone so much care is required when wearing it. It is a 6-7 on the Moh hardness scale and should not be ultrasonically or steam cleaned not should it be exposed to heat. A clean with a soft damp warm cloth is all that is required usually.
Tanzanite and opals go well together and sometimes you can get some every striking examples of both in a ring or brooch.
When browsing ensure that you see as many samples as possible. Being somewhat rare tanzanite is harder to find and less likely to be set in with an opal.
Ensure the jeweler understands tanzanite and can offer you some good quality pieces.
If browsing online ensure the dealer is easily contactable by phone and with a fixed address. Also that he has a returns policy that enables you to get your money back if you find it is unsuitable upon delivery.
You can expect to pay a reasonable price for tanzanite opal jewelry so you need to ensure that the opal and the tanzanite are genuine. Also check the settings and ensure they are firm and not lose.
With a little patience, due diligence and common sense you can find and enjoy some wonderful tanzanite opal jewelry.