In July, I debuted the ruby dangle ring that I created for ANZA Gems. As I explained at the time, Monica Stephenson, who writes the jewelry blog iDazzle, founded ANZA Gems in 2014. Through ANZA, Monica offers a transparent journey from the gem mine to the customer. She personally sources ethically mined, colored-gemstone rough from Tanzania and Kenya; brings the uncut stones back to the U.S. to be faceted by gem cutters here; and then has them incorporated into fine jewelry by designers with whom she collaborates. At least 10% of the proceeds from every sale goes back to three East African schools that Monica supports.
Monica shared a new photo of the ring today and I’m totally in love with it.
As Monica notes, the ring “looks pretty festive next to this specimen of ruby in zoisite from the grounds of the Kitarini primary school in Tanzania.” The extra-fabulous thing is that proceeds from the ring will provide lunch for the Kitarini school kids for at least a month! So buy someone — or treat yourself — to a piece of jewelry that’s going to make you feel beautiful inside AND out.
Here are the deets: The ruby weighs 70 points (there are 100 points in a carat) and is set in 18k recycled rose gold. The conflict-free, two-point, round diamond has F color with VS 1-2 clarity, for those of you who know your 4 Cs . The ring is size 6.5 and it’s one of a kind. (Size adjustment is possible.) The retail price is $2375 … and don’t forget that those kids will have at least a month’s worth of lunches. ]Woot!
To buy the ring, contact Monica at ANZA Gems via firstname.lastname@example.org.