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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 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