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Is Tanzanite a Woman's New Best Friend?

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 9:42:54 AM America/Los_Angeles

Tanzanite as a Part of Fashion

 

Tanzanite Fashion

What is fashion to you? To us it is an expression of true beauty that lies in your heart and nature. Tanzanite is our favorite way of expressing that beauty and embracing the femininity and delicacy in it. What is style and beauty to you? Do you have a favorite precious gemstone that is sparkly and marvelous from a distance? Whichever gemstone you like, you ought to ...

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Posted By Jeff Moriarty

Tanzanite Market Value in 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015 9:50:16 AM America/Los_Angeles

Tanzanite NewsTanzanian Goverment Becomes 50% Partner

There have been many changes to the Tanzanite market over the last year. Most notable was that the Tanzanian government became a 50% partner of Tanzanite One. Richland Resources, a publicly traded corporation who owned Tanzanite One, put it up for sale claiming that Tanzanite One was not profitable enough to keep up production and closed the C block mine in...

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Posted By Steve Moriarty

Day 9 in Tanzania: Back to the Tanzanite Mines

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 11:43:14 AM America/Los_Angeles

 
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Buying Tanzanite at MinesIt's day 9...Steve Moriarty (the owner of this site and Moriarty's Gem Art) and Matt Bigelow (family friend and professional photographer) decided to head out and go back to the mines. They had a huge success the first time they traveled to the Tanzanite mines to do some buying, so they decided to go back.

 

Why Buy From The Mines Directly?

 

When you go to the mines, the actual miners are bringin...

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Posted By Steve Moriarty

Day 7/8: Tanzanite Gem Cutting in Tanzania

Friday, November 21, 2014 9:06:50 AM America/Los_Angeles

 
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Tanzania Gem Cutting

Day 8 has come and Steve and Matt Bigelow are ready to get back to work. Did we skip Day 7? Nope, but it was a rest day for both of them. Steve Moriarty and Matt Bigelow have been out so many days and nights, that they just wanted one day to just relax and take a break from work. Matt noted that it was hard not to go out and explore this beautiful country, Tanzania, but it needed to be done......

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Posted By Steve Moriarty

Tanzanite One in Tanzania: Increasing the Value & Cost

Sunday, November 16, 2014 8:19:04 AM America/Los_Angeles

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Steve Over Tanzanite Mine
If you have been following our blog, you know that I, Steve Moriarty, just returned from Tanzania in November 2014. I travel to Tanzania every couple years, but this year was one of the toughest times to get Tanzanite in all my travels there. See more images from mines here.

Prices of Tanzanite

Out of any of past trip to Tanzania, I have never seen such high prices for Tanzanite. This last tri...

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Posted By Steve Moriarty

Day 6: Back to the Tanzanite Mines

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 9:13:46 AM America/Los_Angeles

 
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Steve Buying Tanzanite at minesIt's day 6 in Tanzania and today Steve Moriarty (owner of this website and Moriarty's Gem Art) and Matt Bigelow (professional photographer and family friend) decided to head back to the minds. If you want to check out what happened on day 5, click here for that!

 

Back to the Mines

 

On the way to the mines, Steve and Matt found many interesting sites along the way. From women carrying bananas, to...

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Posted By Steve Moriarty

Day 5 in Tanzania: Tanzanite Buying in Arusha

Thursday, November 6, 2014 2:29:46 PM America/Los_Angeles

 
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Arusha LocalSteve Moriarty (owner of Moriarty's Gem Art and this website) along with Matt Bigelow (professional photographer and family friend) have been in Tanzania now for 5 days. Miss Day 4? They have traveled to the mines, visited with tribes and have been buying Tanzanite from dealers. What they have learned over the past few days is that buying has been pretty scarce around the mines and other areas...

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Posted By Steve Moriarty

Buying Gemstones in Tanzania: Day 4

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 9:28:41 AM America/Los_Angeles

 
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Buying gemstones in tanzaniaAnother day has passed here in Tanzania. If you haven't kept up with the previous day, check out Day 3 here. If you haven't been keeping up with the previous blog posts, Steve Moriarty (owner of Moriarty's Gem Art and this website) and Matt Bigelow (professional photographer and family friend) are in the middle of their trip to Tanzania in search of Tanzanite and other gemstones. Day 4 is here...

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Posted By Steve Moriarty

How to Buy Tanzanite: Day 3

Monday, November 3, 2014 8:39:19 AM America/Los_Angeles

 
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Steve Buying TanzaniteToday is Day 3 in Tanzania. If you missed Day 2, you can see it here. Steve and Matt have been to the mines, and now today is the day where they do some actual buying of Tanzanite. Below we will go through the entire buying process and Matt Bigelow (professsional photographer and family friend) is going to be taking amazing pictures of the day.

 

Suni

 

Like the other mornings, Steve and Matt star...

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Posted By Steve Moriarty

Tanzania Day 2: Off to the Tanzanite Mines

Friday, October 31, 2014 7:56:24 AM America/Los_Angeles

 
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Steve sifting through TanzaniteDay 2 in Tanzania (See Day 1). After waking up from a much needed night's sleep, Matt Bigelow (professional photographer and family friend) and Steve Moriarty set off to visit the Tanzanite mines in Tanzania today. Steve has visited plenty of mines in Tanzania over the past 10 years, but still gets excited every time he gets to visit a new mine.

 

First Stop...Explosives

 

Yes...visiting the mines...

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Posted By Steve Moriarty
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