- 1.71ct red round rose cut Almandine Garnet
- Measures 8.10-8.09 x 3.01mm
- Origin: Kenya
- Cut by Peter Torraca in New York
Almandine is a red variety of garnet that we often see in Kenya and Tanzania. When most people think of the January birthstone garnet, they usually are thinking of Almandine! Almandine hues range from a wine red to an orangey red.
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.