- 14.73ct oval cabochon Hessonite Garnet
- Measures 17.59 x 10.71 x 8.24mm
- Mined by Mwajuma in Tanzania
- Cut by Beth Stier in Michigan
Hessonite is the yellow-orange variety of garnet that is among the most rare of the Garnet species. Its warm tones can range in color from honey yellow to cinnamon brown, which earned it the nickname “the cinnamon stone.” Hessonite stones are the perfect choice for autumnal jewelry or those looking for an earthy gem.
Garnet is the birthstone for the month of January.
Gems from the heart
Moyo means 'heart' in Kiswahili. When you purchase a Moyo gem, you’re helping women artisanal gem miners (and their male allies!) in Tanzania and Kenya. We work to empower miners to work safely, improve financial security, and create stable, equitable markets for fair trade. A Moyo gem gives back a higher percentage of the sale than an ANZA gem, and this amount is re-invested into the Moyo Gems program to help run market days and support local community needs.