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“Worldwide Business with Kathy Ireland” Interviews Jewelry Designer Naomi Sarna

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(Press Release) “Worldwide Business with kathy ireland” announces an exclusive interview with Naomi Sarna, an award-winning designer and sculptor of precious colored gems.

BJ Hackman, past president of the American Gem Trade Association, said Sarna “is creating pieces that no one else in the trade has done in the past.” He adds: “Naomi is probably the best carver of gemstones worldwide.”

To date, her work has garnered 27 awards internationally and is a part of the Smithsonian Institute’s Permanent American Gems Collection. Sarna’s works are acquired by discriminating art-collectors who enjoy presenting and wearing her unique pieces.

Sarna went to Tanzania to pick a crystal for an international competition. This became her L’Heure Bleu, the world’s largest top-color tanzanite carving. At that time, she began the first of several visits to Tanzania to teach the Maasai women to make jewelry to sell in shops so as to raise them out of poverty. Sarna took notice of the number of women who had cataracts and were unable to perform basic tasks due to the lack of eyeglasses and eye care.

Millions are deprived of basic eye care, because of poverty, isolation and disease. Her work is literally eye-catching and her desire is to help the Maasai see and thereby earn a living. The sale of Sarna’s $500,000 award-winning tanzanite carving, L’Heure Bleu, will benefit the eyecare of the Maasai women who live and work at the source of this jewel.

For more information about Sarna and her work, visit www.naomisarna.com and tune into Fox Business Network as sponsored programming at 5:30 p.m. EST and Bloomberg International at 7:30 a.m. GMT, 10:30 a.m. D.F. and 3 p.m. HKT on Nov. 6.

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“Worldwide Business with kathy ireland” is a weekly business television program featuring insights from corporate executives from all over the globe. It can be viewed on Fox Business Network as part of its sponsored programming lineup, as well as internationally to over 50 countries on Bloomberg International.

Visit www.tvwwb.com for detailed airing schedules or check your local listings.

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