About Us

GemstoneWhile traveling through South America in the early 1980’s, Paul Levin fell in love with the gemstone business. After receiving his Graduate Gemologist degree from the Gemological Institute of America, Santa Monica, he started the Tairona Company. The goal has always been to provide fine quality gemstones to the jewelry designers and manufacturers. Many of our stones have been used in award winning jewelry designs, including the prestigious AGTA Spectrum Awards and the JCK Jewelers Choice Awards. A wholesale only company, we are members of  the American Gem Trade Association and exhibit at the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show every February, in the GJX pavilion.

Original Designs


Mashewa Zircons

Zircon, one of the most beautiful gemstones in the world, comes from the small town of Mashewa, in the Tanga area of Tanzania. This stone comes in an array of beautiful, vivid colors from canary yellow, apricot orange, sunset pink, champagne pink to raspberry red. With a higher refractive index than diamond, it is one of the most brilliant, sparkling gems. We are proud to work with gem faceter Phillip Youngman, an AGTA Spectrum Award winner, who with his patented cuts, has developed the most brilliant zircons you will ever seen. These stones, due to their unique colors, cuts and brilliance, offer an incredible opportunity to create some of the most beautiful and distinctive pieces of jewelry.

Custom Jewelry

Our jewelry is designed around each specific stone to give a uniqueness to every piece. All of the pieces use 18 karat white and/or yellow gold, with VVS-VS1 clarity and E,F,G white diamonds. Due to the rarity of some of the center stones, many of these pieces cannot be reproduced.


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