Tanzania government puts ban on the export of Tanzanite rough from Tanzania. The order came to develop cutting and polishing center in Tanzania.
Tanzanite is one of the most beautiful blue colored gemstones. It is a hot selling semi precious stone which resembles Blue sapphire, the precious stone. Tanzanite is found and mined in Tanzania only. Arusha is the main source of Tanzanite rough.
Jaipur, the color stone hub of India has been cutting and polishing Tanzanite since last decade. Jaipur is exporting cut and polished Tanzenite to the US and other countries. This is a major source of export revenue for Jaipur.
Gem dealers of Jaipur are stunt with the order of Tanzanian government. They will face crisis in procuring rough Tanzanite. Gemstone export from Jaipur will likely to be dipped following the incident.
(Jyoti Kothari, Proprietor, Vardhaman Gems, Jaipur represents Centuries Old Tradition of Excellence in Gems and Jewelry. He is also ISO 9000 professional)