- 1.48ct kite shaped portrait cut Mahenge Garnet
- Measures 8.61 x 8.39 x 2.70mm
- Origin: Tanzania
- Cut by Rasool Hakakzada in California
Mahenge Garnets are so named because they come from Mahenge, Tanzania. Gem dealers and miners started naming spinel from this region as “Mahenge Spinel” because of its exceptional color. Once they found garnet in the Mahenge hills, the same name stuck—we agree that these purple to blush pink garnets really do deserve their own recognition!
Garnet is the birthstone for the month of January.
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.