- 3.73ct minty blue green pear cut Green Beryl
- Measures 12.89 x 9.43 x 6.59mm
- Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo
- Cut by Peter Torraca in New York
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.
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.