ANZA gemstone rough is purchased directly from miners and suppliers in Tanzania and Kenya. The beauty of these gemstones is then revealed by a number of faceters based in the United States, from master gem cutters to emerging talent.
ANZA Gems creates a circle of development, beginning with fair trade prices paid directly to gem dealers in East Africa, supporting artists to create the finished jewelry, and then donating a percentage of sales to schools in gem communities. This includes education at the primary level, and also at the jewelry trade level with vocational schools that teach Africans marketable skills of gem cutting, grading and sorting. Our goal is to have East Africans facet their own gems, design their own jewelry and fully participate in the global gemstone trade.