At 702 ct, L’Heure Bleu Is the world’s largest fine color unheated Tanzanite carving. The one of a kind carving won a 1st place award from the American Gem Trade Association and was created to benefit the Maasai of Tanzania. Their ancestral lands are the world’s only location of the extraordinary blue-violet Tanzanite gem.
As an established world class award winning gem carver, Naomi was invited to carve a piece of tanzanite for an international competition and for the benefit of the Maasai. She traveled to Tanzania, visited a mine, and picked this piece herself. While there, she spent time with the Maasai women, teaching them how to make jewelry with the gem.
This community is very poor; they have no electricity, no running water, and little access to basic needs such as eye glasses or pencils. All profits from the sale of this spectacular carving will aid in providing fundamental needs to a wonderful community. The purchase of this magnificent piece also includes a first class trip to Tanzania, a deluxe safari, an exclusive meeting with the Maasai and a tour of a tanzanite mine, for four very lucky people.
METAL: Sterling Silver
DIMENSIONS: H 2.89 in. x W 2.84 in. x D 1.13 in. (H 73.2 mm x W 72 mm x D 28.5 mm)