- 2.21ct orange oval cabochon Spessartine Garnet
- Measures 8.83 x 6.61 x 3.56mm
- Origin: Tanzania
- Cut by Beth Stier in Michigan
Spessartine is a punchy, bold orange variety of Garnet that can range in hue from pumpkin to almost neon. East African spessartines are something to behold–the miners there call the mandarin colors “Fanta stones”--they have an irresistible glow and are show-stoppers when set in pieces of jewelry.
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.