- 6.33ct red rectangle/step cut Almandine Garnet
- Measures 15.50 x 6.54 x 5.79mm
- Mined by Mwanaidi in Tanzania
- Cut by Beth Stier in Michigan
Almandine is a red variety of garnet that we often see in Kenya and Tanzania. When most people think of the January birthstone garnet, they usually are thinking of Almandine! Almandine hues range from a wine red to an orangey red.
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.