This rhodolite garnet was purchased directly in Tanzania. Rhodolite garnet refers to a combination of pyrope and almandine varieties, resulting in a rich hue that can range from light raspberry to very deep purplish merlot. Internal inclusions tend to be small and not easily visible to the unaided eye. Garnets typically are not treated or altered in any way, and ANZA Gems stays true to that philosophy.
Tanzania is incredibly abundant in gemstones in every description and from every region of the country. At ANZA Gems, we have traveled to a number of the gem-producing regions to personally visit mining sites and villages.