Thursday, 21 August 2014

Tanzanite Foundation closing in NYC

The New York City–based Tanzanite Foundation will cease operations on Aug. 31.

Tanzanite Foundation executive director Hayley Henning confirmed to JCK this week that the 11-year-old promotional agency for tanzanite will close at the end of August.

Formed by miner TanzaniteOne, the nonprofit foundation has served all ethical and socially responsible operators and partners in the tanzanite industry, helping to implement standardized methods of practice and conduct and deliver ethically sourced stones to market.

The decision to close was based on economics—tanzanite’s prices have been at all-time lows—as well as poor production, repeated problems with illegal miners and theft, and other factors.

 “The Tanzanite Foundation was a pioneer in the gem industry by being the first colored gemstone specific marketing agency, encouraging more designers to work with tanzanite,” explains Henning, who has served the agency for seven years.

“Tanzanite is one of the world’s most precious and exotic gems, and despite being a small operation, I’m proud of our accomplishments—not only in promoting tanzanite, but in the social responsibility arena where we’ve made a huge difference to the lives of the local community outside the tanzanite mining area.

” The Tanzanite Foundation has aided countless Tanzanians by raising money to build two schools, an orphanage, and a clinic, as well as providing job opportunities.

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Saturday, 16 August 2014

Accelerate your beauty with tanzanite stone jewelry

tanzanite stone

Market trends and consumer inclinations both point towards the same conclusion – colored stones are back in the game and are giving steady competition to the much loved diamonds. What’s more? Even the so-called precious colored gems – sapphires, rubies and emeralds – are now facing stiff competition from other colored quartz’, topaz, peridots etc. Fashion jewelry calls for a constant change and dynamism in style and appearance and that is what it is getting from the wide variety of crystals now available in the market.

On the top of this gradually changing trend is the tanzanite gemstone. Exhibiting astounding beauty in color and clarity, tanzanites are amongst the rarest stones in the world. After its recent advent into the gemstone market, tanzanite has made itself a place in both statement and daily wear jewels, with a rapid entry in the fashion jewel lines of jewel stores and designers.

In the top two most loved colored gems in all of the United States of America, tanzanite jewelry is just what every woman’s wardrobe needs to accelerate her appearance and style! Not only is it a hue of such royal blue which is unmatched in the other gems available, but it also displays flashes of violet and crimson because of its pleochroic properties – all of this at surprisingly reasonable prices when compared to sapphires.

You name it and tanzanite jewelry has entered jewel displays as a part of that jewel category – studs, drop earrings, chandeliers, rings, pendants, tennis bracelets and more! Fashion with tanzanite is a part of every latest trend.
Stud earrings and rings are at the top of the graph, with the oval cut tanzanite featuring in both equally. As a rough stone tanzanite isn’t available in large sizes so it happens to work better in jewels that require smaller carat gems. Tanzanite studs can be carried off by everyone, they work charmingly in every occasion and are both minimalist and classy.

tanzanite ring

Tanzanite rings are not only a part of the daily wear sections of displays – no, they have flooded to the wedding jewel categories as well! Every bride wants to be the center of attention on her wedding day in the most unique and striking way possible. What is better than giving her that combination of chic style and glamor through her wedding band itself! Blue gems encrusted in an eternity wedding band symbolizesperpetual love, new beginnings and with all this they can be worn on your finger for the rest of your life without you worrying about if they match your outfits! That’s the beauty of tanzanite blue – it flatters and enhances every ensemble without coming in the way.

Statement and fashion jewelry uses tanzanite as a doorway to color. Multi stone pieces – most often with diamonds – are tanzanite’s claim to fame in this department. The sparkling blue sets off the clear grey and gives an air of regal and majestic poise. All you have to do is add a touch of vintage style or some contemporary metal elements and you have yourself the perfect statement jewelry to impress your colleagues.

Ladies, this is your time to shine and all you men out there – go get her something blue!