Tanzanite is a variety of Zoisite, and a member of the Epidote group. The first discovery was in Tanzania, found in 1967. The legend of this blue color is that lightening struck the deposit, causing a fire and heated the stones to the perfect hue. Crystal healers believe this stone stimulates the throat, third eye, and crown chakras. Believed to help the wearer tap into & communicate their psychic power. It has been called the "stone of magic" and was used by Celtic chiefs to help them decide on successor-ships.
These necklaces are purchased from a small jewelry maker in India, where they were hand cut & made one stone at a time. The stones are from Tanzania. The beads range in size from 3-5mm, and many get slightly larger towards the middle of the necklace. Many have more than 150+ beads. Adjustable sterling silver clasps with approx. length 16-18 inch (may be a little longer or shorter each one is unique and handmade). The adjustable chain also makes it easy to stack them.