For most gem lovers in the trade, the term Mahenge means one thing: bright, pinkish-red spinels from Tanzania.

Discovered in 2007 in the Mahenge region of south-central Tanzania, the gems singlehandedly rejuvenated the market for spinel with their translucent and highly valued crystals. To this day, Mahenge spinels remain among the gem world’s most sought-after stones. Click here to read full article.