- 3.74ct Mirror cut Helidor
- Measures 11.13 x 8.13 x 5.62mm
- Mined by Salma in Tanzania
- Cut by Beth Stier in Michigan
Heliodor is a sunshiny yellow-to-orange hued beryl whose name literally translates to “gift from the sun” in Greek. While we do see heliodor from East Africa, it’s much less common than aquamarine, making these gem-quality stones a rare gift indeed. This stone would make a great choice for anyone looking for a stone that evokes sunlight, positivity, and warmth.
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.