As a little girl I can remember tiptoeing into my grandma's bedroom when visiting her so I could sneak a peek at her jewelry collection. The two top drawers of her dresser were lined with royal blue velvet and divided into square compartments for her rings, pendants, brooches, earrings and bracelets. I just loved looking at each piece, admiring the sparkle, enchanted by the colors and using my imagination to picture where she had worn each piece of jewelry. I then, of course, imagined myself all dolled up wearing the same jewels.
As the years pass, my grandma has shared her jewelry collection with me, giving me some of her pieces to commemorate special occasions in my life. A strand of pearls and pearl earrings upon graduation, a pendant and earrings with rubies and diamond accents for my 18th birthday and diamond stud earrings for my 21st birthday. Every time I wear these pieces I think of my grandma and I love the connection I feel with her, knowing that she wore the same necklace or earrings. One day, I will share these pieces and their stories with my granddaughters, passing on our family history.
What is in your jewelry box that you plan on passing down to your children and grandchildren? Is it pearls? Diamonds? Or are you still looking for that legacy piece to share with your loved ones? If so, I think I have the answer to your search...tanzanite.
This breathtaking gem is a unique combination of blue and purple, with hints of pink and red, thanks to its trichroic nature. Tanzanite's rarity relates to the fact that it has only been discovered in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa. The single source and limited supply factors make tanzanite one thousand times rarer than diamonds. Currently we are in the "Tanzanite Generation", as this is potentially the only time you can become a first time owner of faceted tanzanite jewelry before the mines are exhausted. Future generations will be the lucky owners of tanzanite only if they are fortunate enough to have pieces of jewelry passed down within their family.
Now is the time to shop jtv.com and watch JTV to find your first or next tanzanite treasure. We are celebrating this gorgeous gem during our Tanzanite Event September 11-14th, bringing you customer favorite designs and brand new debuts all at special event pricing. Join in the celebration and you never know...the next time your granddaughter comes to visit, you may find her on her tiptoes, peering into your jewelry box with a smile on her face.