- 3.49ct orange cushion cut Malaya Garnet
- Measures 8.8 x 8.8 x 5.8mm
- Origin: Tanzania
- Cut by Marie Bellard in South Carolina
Wonderful Malaya garnets are actually a combination of pyrope, spessartine, and almandine all in one. They come in champagne, rosy, and peachy hues and were first found in East Africa with Rhodolites in the Umba Valley of Tanzania. At first, the miners who found them cast them aside because they didn’t think they were worth anything; how times have changed! Now, these are some of our favorite gems with their delicate blush-toned shades that pair well with anything.
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.