- 5.14ct Round Custom cut purplish red Rhodolite Garnet
- Measures 9.38-9.23 x 7.99mm
- Purchased from Salma in Tanzania
- Cut by Beth Stier in Michigan
Rhodolite is the reddish purple variety of garnet that we are admittedly obsessed with here at ANZA Gems. Some of the best Rhodolite in the world comes out of the ground in East Africa–with colors ranging from vibrant raspberry to deep red wine. Red garnets graced the necks of Egyptian pharaohs, and in Ancient Rome they used them in signet rings to stamp important documents.
Garnet is the birthstone for the month of January.
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.