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COVID-19 Announcement

To our valued clients and friends,

In compliance with the Governor's orders, our Chevy Chase MD and Washington DC locations will be closed until further notice. Our McLean, VA location will remain open with both limited staff & hours until otherwise directed. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this brings. Please reach out to us via phone or email to make arrangements in the event you need something of an urgent matter.

In addition, we would like to invite our clients to utilize our new, limited "Concierge" service. While we are unable to maintain our day to day operations, we welcome the opportunity to try and accommodate gift requests for upcoming special occasions. Please contact us directly to discuss your needs. If possible, we can email or text you options and then arrange for pick-up or delivery.

Boone & Sons is proud to have served the Washingtonian area for over 60 years. These are new & uncharted times for all of us. Together, we will get through this and we look forward to working with you during brighter times when everything is back to normal.

The Boone Family & Staff

Tanzanite
December Birthstone

Tanzanite is the new December birthstone and the 24th Anniversary gemstone.

In the early 1960's Massi tribesmen, while working the field in the Merelani foothills near Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, discovered magnificent violet/blue crystals emerging out of the ground around them. The tribesman promptly brought them to a Portuguese gemologist working in the area, who in turn brought the propitious crystals to the attention of Tiffany & Company. Tiffany & Company expeditiously introduced them into the market places of the world.

Tanzanite has greatly retained its value over the years. Quality Tanzanite is moderately priced and the darker color is more desirable. This calcium aluminum silicate mineral occurs in other rare colors such as green, red, bi-color blue, and violet. When lightly heated the ugly brown Zoisite mineral will turn into the beautiful violet/blue color you see today as the Tanzanite gemstone. Tanzanite is rated 6 to 7 on the Mohs hardness scale. Unfortunately, this beautiful gemstone is also classified as fair/poor in toughness and durability. Therefore, care is needed while wearing Tanzanite. With proper respect for its fragileness, this magnificent gemstone will bring years of mesmerizing enjoyment.

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