I’m delighted to announce that ANZA Gems has launched its e-commerce site, meaning you can now buy my one-of-a-kind ruby dangle ring with a simple click!
This sweet #ruby ring from our collaboration with @wendybrandesjewelry will bring you holiday cheer all year! Looks pretty festive next to this specimen of ruby in zoisite from the grounds of the Kitarini primary school in Tanzania. Proceeds from this ring will provide lunch for the school kids for at least a month! #jewelrywithapurpose #gemsforchange #giftsthatgiveback #festive #holidaygifts #holidayshopping #jewelrygram #finejewelry #gold #ring #sparkle #eastaftica #tanzania #kenya
As I’ve written before, ANZA Gems was founded in 2014 by Monica Stephenson of the jewelry blog iDazzle. ANZA offers a completely transparent journey from the gem mine to the customer. Monica travels to Tanzania and Kenya where she personally sources ethically mined, colored-gemstone rough. She 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.
I’m especially excited that the proceeds from my ruby ring will provide lunch for the students of the Kitarini primary school in Tanzania for at least a month.
My ultra-special ANZA effort — my floating-gem double-ring featuring Tanzanian garnets and spinel — isn’t on the site yet, so if you’re interested in that one, contact ANZA here to inquire.
I’ve got two more ANZA designs planned for 2017. Stay tuned!