- 1.13ct round Aquamarine
- Measures 7.2-7.1 x 4.89mm
- Origin: Tanzania
- Cut by Beth Stier in Michigan
Aquamarine is the light blue variety of beryl that is plentiful in East Africa, and like citrine and amethyst, is often found in large pieces of rough. Its name comes from the latin for “seawater” and its tranquil blue to greenish-blue hues still evokes that ocean imagery today. Faceted aquamarine is often very “eye clean” or transparent, although we love even the more included aquas here at ANZA, as they have their own unique charm. ANZA does not treat our aquamarine in any way.
Aquamarine is the birthstone for the month of March.
When you shop with ANZA Gems, you're making a difference and giving back to East African mining communities. ANZA supports artisans at every level, beginning with purchasing directly in-country in Tanzania and Kenya, then using US and Kenyan artisanal cutters–a number of them women–to facet the gems into one-of-a by-kind creations. At least 10% of your purchase will directly benefit education, vocational training, community development and other initiatives supporting miners where they need it most through the nonprofit Gem Legacy.