- 3.73ct oval cabochon Aquamarine
- Measures 10.04 x 8.50 x 5.41mm
- Mined by Abdallah in Tanzania
- Cut by Beth Stier in Michigan
Aquamarine is the light blue variety of beryl that is plentiful in East Africa, and like citrine and amethyst, is often found in large pieces of rough. Its name comes from the latin for “seawater” and its tranquil blue to greenish-blue hues still evokes that ocean imagery today. Faceted aquamarine is often very “eye clean” or transparent, although we love even the more included aquas here at ANZA, as they have their own unique charm. ANZA does not treat our aquamarine in any way.
Aquamarine is the birthstone for the month of March.
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.