- 3.28ct seafoam green triangle cut Green Beryl
- Measures 9.98 x 9.88 x 6.76mm
- Purchased from Agness in Tanzania
- Cut by Beth Stier in Michigan
The designation “Green Beryl” is given to gems that are too light to be considered Emerald; however, that doesn’t mean they are not beautiful in their own right! These light beryls can still have the same “glow” that emeralds are known for, as well–at least the East African ones that we have do! Also referred to as “water Emerald,” these gems make a great choice for someone who prefers a pastel over intense saturation or who wants a more affordable alternative to Emerald.
Technically, Emerald is the May birthstone, but it’s the same mineral composition as Green Beryl so both should count in our opinion.
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.