Just a word of warning to my fellow Orchidians: Friday Nov. 16 Wall
Street Journal had a long article about Tanzanite and the apparent
connection between that gem and Osama bin Laden’s terrorist network.
I have no doubt that jewelers will be asked difficult questions about
this issue, and I suggest that you educate yourself about it. The
article does present quite convincing that al Qaeda uses
profits from the Tanzanite trade to further their militant goals.
The article is available online at http://www.wsj.com which is,
unfortunately, a subscription-only site. However, a free trial is
David Barzilay, Lord of the Rings