- .71ct square rose cut Grossular Garnet
- Measures 5.25 x 5.24 x 2.45mm
- Origin: Kenya
- Cut by Peter Torraca in New York
Grossular is a variety of garnet that we often see in East Africa. The ones that come from Tanzania have earned themselves the nickname “Merelani Mint” in reference to the mining area where these minty-hued stones were originally discovered. Kenyan green grossulars are beautiful too; the finest stones from both countries have an almost neon color and glow.
Garnet is the birthstone for the month of January.
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.