- 3.12ct reddish purple rectangle cushion Rhodolite Garnet
- Measures 9.0mm x 6.7mm x 5.7mm
- Origin: Tanzania
- Cut by Marie Bellard in South Carolina
Rhodolite is the reddish purple variety of garnet that we are admittedly obsessed with here at ANZA Gems. Some of the best Rhodolite in the world comes out of the ground in East Africa–with colors ranging from peach to vibrant raspberry to deep red wine. Red garnets graced the necks of Egyptian pharaohs, and in Ancient Rome they used them in signet rings to stamp important documents.
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.