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L’Heure Bleu Tanzanite Carving Featured in Tanzanite – Born From Lightning

Tanzanite Book

Naomi’s L’Huere Blue Tanzanite Carving, 1st Prize winner of an American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) award in carving is now featured in Hayley Henning‘s fabulous new book Tanzanite – Born From Lightning. All profits from the sale of this carving will go to aiding the Maasai women of Tanzania with eyecare. To find out more about this piece and …

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Monday, January 2nd, 2017


Naomi Sarna featured on Worldwide Business with kathy ireland®

Naomi Sarna on Worldwide Business with kathy ireland

We invite you to watch the interview with Naomi Sarna on Worldwide Business with kathy ireland®.  The discussion covers the luxury goods market, Naomi’s unique jewelry and gemstone designs and how that all intertwines with her attempt to give back to the source of her work. Segments of the video interview cut to Naomi’s workshop in New York …

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Tuesday, November 15th, 2016



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


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