Is it possible to change the world, one gem at a time? ANZA Gems believes it is. That's why our collaboration is such a beautiful thing, oh yes and then there is the jewelry.
Each purchase funds schools in the communities in East Africa where the gems are sourced. Monica Stephenson started ANZA gems with the intent of a transparent journey from mine to wearer, being the heart of this jewelry line. 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.
Garnets, coveted Tsavorite, sapphires in every hue, Tanzanite, aquamarine, zircon, and others are available to be set in 18 Karat FairMined Gold which means every ANZA piece through Susan Wheeler Design is 100% Fair Trade. Gemstones are purchased directly from dealers in Tanzania and Kenya and then sent to master gem cutters Roger Very, Peter Torraca, Ryan Quantz, and Beth Stier.
Email me to get started on a piece with ANZA because 100% Fair Trade is beautiful!