Tanzanite was discovered in 1967 and named for the only area in which it is found - Tanzania, Africa. What makes this gem so popular is its vivid color, high clarity and tri-chronic qualities (it shows different colors when viewed in different directions). Le Vian® loved the lush flavor of tanzanite so much that, in the 80s, the company imported over 50% of tanzanite to the U.S. Today, that stockpile which best displays a unique chorus of tri-chronic blue. pink and purple flavors are sweet Blueberry Tanzanite® - the 2015 Gem of the Year.
Among the world's most famous tanzanite designs are the $2 million tanzanite and diamond evening sandals created by Le Vian® which feature over 185-carats of museum quality oval, cushion-cut and tear drop shaped tanzanite ranging from 6 to 16 carats. The shoes won the "Fashion Accessories" category in The Tanzanite Foundation's Celebration of Life Jewelry Design Awards.
In 2012, the Le Vian Corporation announced its newest brand, a separate division named Le Vian Exotics®, introducing a new palette of color in diamonds in bold primary hues, enhanced to bring out their natural beauty. Since all other divisions specialize in natural color diamonds, Le Vian Exotics® has become Le Vian’s gallery where diamond color has no limits. Le Vian Exotics® Blueberry Diamonds® feature a bold blueberry flavor.
Blueberry Diamonds® can be found in the Blues™ trend with Blueberry ‘N Vanilla (Blueberry Diamonds®, Vanilla Diamonds® and Vanilla Gold®), providing accent to softer Blues™ like Sea Blue Aquamarine® and Ocean Blue Topaz™, as well as in the Mixberry Diamonds® collection which features four distinct flavors including Goldenberry Diamonds™, Kiwiberry Green Diamonds™, Blueberry Diamonds® and Cherryberry Diamonds™ in settings of Honey Gold™ or Vanilla Gold®.