Kiwi Garnet Ring by Jennifer Dawes Design
A Jennifer Dawes Design ring showcasing a 1.78 ct oval cut kiwi garnet from Kenya. This rough gem was purchased on one of ANZA Gems’ first trips to East Africa. This kiwi-colored gemstone almost glows in its halo of green diamond. Jennifer Dawes set this in her studio in California, in an 18k hand hammered yellow gold band. 10% of the purchase of this ring goes to fund primary and trade schools in East Africa.
This is a green grossular garnet from Kenya. While many people are familiar with red garnet varieties, garnet can also come in shades of green, from pastel sage-y to vivid kiwi to a deep green that rivals emerald, called Tsavorite. On every buying trip to Kenya and Tanzania, ANZA Gems looks for green garnets: sometimes we find them, sometimes we don’t. With a hardness that works well for wearing everyday, and a refractive index higher than emerald, green garnets make a great choice in this color spectrum. Garnets are not treated or altered in anyway.