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Guinness World Records Acknowledges Largest Tanzanite Sculpture

A remarkable achievement in the world of gemstone artistry has garnered recognition from Guinness World Records with the unveiling of the largest tanzanite sculpture known as “L’Heure Bleu.” Crafted with precision and passion by New York-based artist Naomi Sarna, this extraordinary sculpture boasts an impressive weight of 703.4 carats, showcasing the unparalleled beauty and rarity of tanzanite.

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Named after the enchanting “blue hour” that graces the skies with its ethereal hues, L’Heure Bleu stands as a testament to Sarna’s exceptional artistic talent and the unparalleled allure of this precious gemstone. Mounted on a sterling silver base with a graceful twist, the sculpture exudes elegance and sophistication, captivating the beholder with its mesmerizing beauty.

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Beyond its artistic significance, L’Heure Bleu carries a profound purpose, as proceeds from its sale will be dedicated to supporting the Casey Eye Institute’s noble mission of providing essential eye care services to the Maasai community in Tanzania. This philanthropic initiative underscores the transformative power of art in making a positive impact on communities in need.

Tanzanite, celebrated for its mesmerizing spectrum of colors ranging from green and red to purple and blue, holds a distinguished status as one of the rarest gemstones in the world, surpassing even diamonds in scarcity. Originating exclusively from a small region near the Mererani Hills, nestled in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, tanzanite continues to captivate the imagination of gemstone enthusiasts worldwide with its unparalleled beauty and mystique.

Introduced to the world by Tiffany & Co in 1968 under the name Tanzanite (scientifically known as blue-violet zoisite), this exquisite gemstone remains a testament to the marvels of nature, enchanting all who encounter its radiant splendor. As L’Heure Bleu takes its rightful place in the annals of Guinness World Records, it serves as a beacon of creativity, philanthropy, and the enduring allure of tanzanite, leaving an indelible mark on the world of art and gemstone craftsmanship.

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