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Blue Sapphire Vs Tanzanite: Comparative Analysis

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The Meaning and Power of Blue Sapphire

A Blue Sapphire is a highly valuable Gemstone associated with royalty. It is believed to be good for attracting abundance, blessings, and gifts in the wearer’s life. People love this gemstone because of its power to protect against negative energies, calm the mind, strengthen intuition, and invite spiritual clarity. It is recognized as the most energetic and fastest acting gemstone in Vedic Astrology. For more information on Astrology, click here.

The Meaning and Power of Tanzanite

Comparably, Tanzanite is a new & a rare gemstone. It is believed that tanzanite has the ability to stimulate the three chakras: Throat Chakra, Crown Chakra and the Third-Eye Chakra. Wearing this gemstone activates psychic abilities and vibratory rate, facilitates communication in the life of the wearer. Although this gemstone does not have a long, detailed history, this pretty blue-colored gemstone has gathered a lot of attention over the years. A December birthstone, it is known over the globe for its flawless healing properties. Tanzanite is one of the most adorable and attractive gems that can bring great energy, calmness and happiness into one’s life.

Major Differences between Blue Sapphire and Tanzanite

Customers tend to get confused between the two same coloured and similar looking gems. There are common questions that come to their mind:

  1. Which one is better Tanzanite or Blue Sapphire?
  2. Which one is more/less expensive Tanzanite or Blue Sapphire?
  3. How to check Blue Sapphire and Tanzanite, etc. 

Well, you don’t have to worry anymore; this post will be a round-up of major differences between blue sapphire and tanzanite on the basis of their various properties. By reading this post till the end, it will be clear that which one is better for you and then you can easily decide and buy one of your choices.


Sapphires come in all colors of rainbow, except red, which is known as ruby. Well, true blue is examined as an ideal choice, something which is neither too violet nor too purple. The Blue Sapphires which have a velvety and deep royal blue hue – in medium to medium-dark tones are the most demanding sapphires. The gemstone should be just bright enough and vividly saturated so that it doesn’t look dull or too luminous.

Recognizing the exact color can be a little difficult. Tanzanite is a pleiotropic gemstone, meaning it can play around with colors by displaying different colors depending on the angle through which it is viewed. Tanzanites are mainly blue & violet in color. Vivid blue is the best and most beneficial Tanzanite color. Tanzanite is treated in some way that it requires a highly trained professional to recognize genuine colored Tanzanite. Therefore, we at GemAstro can make your task easier. Tanzanite is rich in violet color while sapphire comes in pure blue. Tanzanite in violet color comes after heat treatment; originally it comes with brownish color.


Sapphire ranks 9 out of 10 on Mohs scale, which makes it extremely durable for customizing jewellery. It is one among the three topmost durable gemstones and can sustain scratches. Sapphire jewellery can be worn on a daily basis and is perfect to be worn as engagement rings.

On the other hand, Tanzanite ranks 6 out of 10 on the Mohs scale, which makes it a much softer gemstone that can be scratched and damaged easily. It also has poor toughness and cleavage. Hence, Tanzanite cannot be a perfect choice for customizing jewellery and should not be considered for customizing engagement rings as it requires special care.


For obvious reasons, Sapphire is more in demand as compared to Tanzanite. It is more expensive and a good source of investment. However, synthetic sapphires are cheaper but not as valuable as the natural ones.

Rather, Tanzanite is rare among the two, but yet it is cheaper than Sapphire. Price wise Tanzanite is cheaper than sapphires. Being on high price, it is still considered as semi precious gemstone while sapphire is precious gemstone. It will be a great option for those who wish to get a sapphire look. Tanzanite is also a good choice of investment as it is in demand with gem collectors.

Therefore, Tanzanite is a beautiful yet affordable option but it is not as durable as Sapphire.


Sapphire has been associated with royal connections, and was worn by royals and clergy in the past to show their royalty and richness.  Princess Diana and Kate Middleton chose this precious gemstone for their engagement rings which are known as the world’s most famous engagement rings.

Tanzanite is not as popular as Sapphire but it is one of the most beautiful Gemstones found in the past years.

All in all, both Tanzanite and Sapphire have their individual charms. It depends upon the reasons for your purchase while choosing between the two gemstones.


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