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Naomi Sarna Travels to Tanzania, Hand Picks Her Next Masterpiece

Naomi Sarna Tanzania

Piece by the International Colored Gem Association Naomi Sarna, one of the world’s finest gemstone carvers and jewelry designers, is in Tanzania selecting a piece of tanzanite rough suitable to create another one of her masterpieces.  Ms Sarna, who recently won First Place, Platinum Honors and Buyer’s Choice in the 2012 AGTA Spectrum Awards, intends to …

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Friday, November 15th, 2013



Tanzania: Ethical Initiatives and CSR Synergies

Naomi Sarna InColor Magazine Tanzania

Albert Robinson – InColor Magazine 2012 – TanzaniteOne Mining Ltd, the largest producer of tanzanite, has sought to develop a tanzanite industry free from exploitation that benefits local Tanzanian communities and helps the impoverished Masai people. The Tanzanite Foundation has developed a Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS) strategy that aims to create synergies with gem stone carvers and designers. as well as promote the gemstone together with social initiatives with …

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Monday, December 10th, 2012



Stunning Tanzanite Carving – Tanzanite Foundation

Tanzanite Foundation Blog – Author Linda Kennedy – Naomi Sarner carves amazing tanzanite donated by TanzaniteOne – the largest ethical miners of tanzanite – wins AGTA award. October 2012. The American Gem Trade Association has announced the winners of its 2013 AGTA Spectrum and Cutting Edge Awards. This year marked the 29th anniversary of the …

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Sunday, November 4th, 2012



Naomi Sarna’s Tanzanite Masterpiece wins First Place at the AGTA Spectrum Awards™ 2013

The 725 ct, L’Heure Bleu is the world’s largest fine color natural unheated Tanzanite carving.

Full Piece by the Tanzanite Foundation New York, NY. Naomi Sarna, one of the world’s finest gemstone carvers and jewelry designers, won big at the 2013 AGTA (American Gem Trade Association) Spectrum Awards winning a total of four awards. First and second places were in Carving, while first place was also in the Phenomenal, and …

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Wednesday, October 31st, 2012



Maasai Ladies Project

Maasai Ladies Workshop

Piece by CSR21 Land Citizenship In March of 2012, Hayley Henning, Executive Director of the Tanzanite Foundation, formed a group of Maasai Ladies to teach them the art of Wire Wrap Jewelry Making. The women are a part of the Naisinyai ward, a local community that lives just outside the TanzaniteOne mining operation in Tanzania, East …

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Friday, June 15th, 2012



A Tanzanite Experience

Naomi Sarna Maasia School Tanzania

Written by Naomi Sarna – Original post – In March of 2012, I had the great good fortune to be invited by Hayley Henning, Executive Director of the Tanzanite Foundation to go to Tanzania, pick out gem tanzanite and carve it for the IU Awards International Competition in Hong Kong.  It was hoped that the carving would win …

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Saturday, March 10th, 2012



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