This gorgeous garnet is a beautiful bright lavender pink color that shifts to a rich hot pink under incandescent lighting. In bright light it shows beautiful flashes of red on the pink body color. The garnet comes from a recent find outside Mahenge, Tanzania, which has become highly sought after due to the bright open colors. These garnets are in very limited and diminishing supply and the prices for the rough have increased dramatically in recent months. They have outstanding brilliance and dispersion that gives them a beautiful fire in the hand.
This gem is very clean and the high clarity makes it a scintillating gemstone in the hand. It is faceted in my custom “Helena” brilliant oval design, cut to high precision. The gem weighs 1.43 carats, and measures 7.2 x 6.1 x 4.5 mm.