10 Things Rocking the Industry: October 2014

1. OrganizationsIt was with a heavy heart that Tanzanite Foundation executive director Hayley Henning announced the closure of the promotional agency (including its New York City office) in August. The 11-year-old nonprofit was formed by miner TanzaniteOne to serve ethically and socially responsible operators and partners in the tanzanite industry, helping implement standardized methods of conduct and deliver ethically sourced stones to market. The decision was largely economic—the gem has been trading at all-time lows—but Tanzanite­One aims to keep as many of its projects, like raising money for schools and clinics, operating under its direction.2. WatchesIntroducing Apple’s very first timepieceThe Apple Watch will “redefine” what watches can do, CEO Tim Cook boasted at the Sept. 9 product event. The long-rumored gizmo will hit stores in 2015 and comes in three styles (and tw

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